Report on the crop-livestock farming systems training course, Tamale, Ghana, 19-22 September 2012.
IITA, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) Animal Research Institute (ARI) convened a 4 –day Training Course on crop‐livestock farming systems for personnel from Agricultural and Livestock research and development institutions, universities and private sector staff mostly from the three regions in Northern Ghana, namely, Northern, Upper West and Upper East Regions. The Training Course was undertaken in the context of the implementation of a wider Project “Sustainable intensification of cereal – based farming systems in the Sudano‐Sahelian zone of Ghana” funded within the RISING initiative of the USAID’s Feed the Future Project. The Training Course was delivered by four Resource Persons, each tackling a specific aspect on crop‐livestock farming systems. The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) a key stakeholder in livestock and closely related enterprises in developing countries, especially in Africa, having been contracted by the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), the USAID contractor for the RISING Project, contracted and partnered with CSIR‐ARI to execute the eventual crop‐livestock component of Project in Northern Ghana. The Training Course was one of the Activities identified under the Project. Twenty eight (28) persons participated in the training course.