Boudy van Schagen

Boudy van Schagen
Royal Tropical Institute | KIT

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Finding out how to scale innovations successfully is high on the agendas of researchers, practitioners and policy makers involved in agricultural development. New approaches and methodologies seek to better address related complexities, but none of them include a systematic perspective on the role of capacity in (partnerships for) scaling innovatio...
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Xanthomonas wilt of banana (XW) is a major disease affecting banana throughout East and Central Africa (ECA). Initial control was through complete diseased mat uprooting (CDMU), which had limited adoption due to high labour demands and cost. Further research demonstrated single diseased stem removal (SDSR) was an effective, less labour intensive an...
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Scaling Readiness is an approach that can support organizations, projects, and programs in achieving their ambitions to scale innovations and achieve impact. Scaling Readiness encourages critical reflection on how ready innovations are for scaling, and what appropriate actions could accelerate or enhance scaling.
Technical Report
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CIALCA Annual Report 2018
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Banana and plantain are one of the most important staple food crops and a significant source of income to smallholder farmers in the East African Great Lakes Region. Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW) is a devastating bacterial disease that threatens smallholder production and livelihoods. We use a systems approach to describe how gender shapes roles an...
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Xanthomonas Wilt of Banana (BXW) is a complex problem in the African Great Lakes Region that is affecting the livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers. Since the first disease reports from Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2001, BXW has been studied widely. The majority of these studies focus on the technological or biophysical d...
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The presentation describes the scaling readiness analysis of the Single Disease Stem Removal approach of managing Banana Xanthomas Disease and Reflects about the learning about scaling of innovations through a research for development program intervention
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This presentation is prepared by Boudy van Schagen and Dr. Dietmar Stoian. The presentation 1. describes the Single Diseased Stem Removal (SDSR) of Bioversity international and its partners. 2. presents scaling readiness analysis of the SDSR Case 3. reflects about the learning generated by scaling readiness approach about scaling of innovations thr...
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This is the third of the series of newsletters that will capture our efforts to develop an approach that will assess and accelerate the scaling of innovations in the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB). This newsletter aims at introducing and giving visibility to the four case studies that are helping the Scaling Readiness tea...
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Poster presented during the annual IITA R4D week in Ibadan, Nigeria. The poster presents planned activities on ICT and citizen science for control and prevention of BXW disease in Rwanda
Technical Report
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- Fact #1: Since its inception, CIALCA’s agricultural technologies has significantly contributed to lifting people out of poverty and shaping agricultural policies. - Fact #2: CIALCA has strengthened collaboration between farmers, private sector, government, and service suppliers to increase food, nutrition, and income security. - Fact #3: Improved...
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Multi-stakeholder platforms (MSPs) are seen as a promising vehicle to achieve agricultural development impacts. By increasing collaboration, exchange of knowledge and influence mediation among farmers, researchers and other stakeholders, MSPs supposedly enhance their 'capacity to innovate' and contribute to the 'scaling of innovations'. The objecti...
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Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum, the causal agent of Xanthomonas wilt of banana (XW), does not infect or cause symptom development in all physically attached shoots in an infected mat. Incomplete/partial systemicity and latent infections often occur. The single diseased stem removal (SDSR, the removal of only symptomatic plants) technique dep...
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p>Multi-stakeholder platforms (MSPs) are seen as a promising vehicle to achieve agricultural development impacts. By increasing collaboration, exchange of knowledge and influence mediation among farmers, researchers and other stakeholders, MSPs supposedly enhance their 'capacity to innovate' and contribute to the 'scaling of innovations'. The objec...
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After staring at his computer screen for 30 minutes and unconsciously listening to the sounds of political unrest in the streets of Bujumbura, Burundi’s national facilitator of Humidtropics still had not written a single word for his May 2015 monthly report. He turned his chair and looked through the window, but his mind was somewhere else. It was...
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Agricultural intensification is a necessity in the densely populated areas of sub-Saharan Africa and certainly so in the Great Lakes region of Central Africa, the operational domain of the Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa (CIALCA). The integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) paradigm has been accepted by...
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Agricultural intensification is a necessity in the densely populated areas of sub-Saharan Africa and certainly so in the Great Lakes region of Central Africa, the operational domain of the Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa (CIALCA). The integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) paradigm has been accepted by...
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Realizing the strong links between biodiversity and agricultural sustainability, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) added a thematic programme on agricultural biological diversity in 1996. Related policy instruments have followed suit, including the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in 2004. Institut...
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Targeting lecturers and students in tertiary education, the poster seeks to answer the following questions: What is agrobiodiversity and why is it important? Agrobiodiversity is in rapid decline –why? How are universities responding? What are the emerging gaps and challenges? The authors then suggests a set of possible ‘entry points’ for teaching a...
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In spite of its fundamental role for the world’s food and agriculture system, rural livelihood and environmental sustainability, agricultural biodiversity—agrobiodiversity—is a relatively new term and hence not well covered in higher agricultural education. To address this issue, Bioversity International and the African Network on Agriculture, Agro...

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The goal of this project is to use citizen science and ICT to develop (cost-)effective and scalable tools for advancing the prevention and control of Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW) in East and Central Africa. ‘Citizen science’ refers to “the collection and analysis of data relating to the natural world by […] the general public, typically as part of a collaborative project with professional scientists” (Oxford Dictionary). This project uses ICT tools to collect such data from extension providers and farmers to (1) develop an early warning system to prevent the further spread of BXW, and (2) provide them with decision-support on (cost-) effective BXW control. The project will take place in Rwanda, although scaling actors from DR Congo, Burundi and Uganda will be involved. This project advances science along the R4D continuum from the ‘proof of concept’ to the ‘piloting’ phases. The project purpose is twofold: (1) To provide up-to-date knowledge on BXW to extension providers and a decision-support tool to identify labor- and cost-effective BXW control methods; (2) Providing real-time data on BXW spread that supports governments in targeting their BXW prevention efforts in a more cost-effective way.