WEBINAR Integration of Research-for-Development (R4D) in IFAD Country Programmes

Welcome to the second in the webinar series on Land and Natural Resource Governance, Planning and Management

The Land Tenure desk of IFAD, in collaboration with CGIAR centers, is pleased to invite you to the second in a webinar series to explore and discuss good collaboration practices between IFAD and CGIAR centers in the areas of land and natural resource governance, planning and management. 

Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020
Time: 11:00-12:15 Central European Time
Where: On Zoom

This webinar will take us to Niger, Mali, Ethiopia, Kenya  and Tanzania, where the World Agroforestry (ICRAF),  International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), International  Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) have been working with IFAD and partners on research on restoration of degraded land for food security and poverty reduction in East Africa and the Sahel.

This project aimed to achieve transformative outcomes by placing farmers and pastoralists at the center of land restoration efforts and agricultural research. Farmers and pastoralists in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Niger and Tanzania implemented on-farm planned comparisons to test and innovate land management practices that restore agricultural productivity and ecosystem health. Radically different to past development approaches, planned comparisons embed research into the development and scaling process, while empowering farmers and pastoralists to restore degraded lands. 

The results and lessons learned were shared through structured and documented co-learning amongst nested communities of practice that bring farmers, community facilitators, NGO and government extension staff, private sector actors and researchers together, to share knowledge and experience about what works, where and for whom on the ground. Key lessons on the partnership with IFAD in the countries will also be shared, with discussions on how such R4D partnerships can be improved in future.

The link for the webinar will be provided by email. For more information, contact:

Fiona Flintan
Senior Scientist Rangelands Governance, ILRI 

Harold Liversage
Senior Technical Adviser, Land Tenure, IFAD  


This webinar series is being supported by IFAD and the Livestock CRP and the Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) CRP of the CGIAR. It is part of a regular recurring series where we will "visit" a different country or set of countries where IFAD has been working closely with CGIAR centers through supporting research, development of innovations, partnership, and joint influencing of policy and legislation, to learn about successful outputs, outcomes, and challenges and opportunities

The series offers an opportunity for learning across IFAD, CGIAR centers and partners, to reflect on each country case study and develop steps to strengthen outputs and outcomes, demonstrate the importance of the collaboration and to consider the application of successful interventions elsewhere.