AICCRA Ethiopia Field Trip - October 2023

The AICCRA team in Ethiopia welcomes participants to explore two AICCRA project sites: Kulumsa Agricultural Research Center and the Iteya smallholder farmer community. The purpose of the field visit is to showcase the innovations that have been developed by CGIAR Research Centers and scaled by AICCRA partnerships.

The field trip will take place on Wednesday 18 October and is crafted around a ‘learning journey’, offering opportunities for visitors to engage in meaningful conversations with smallholder farmers and community leaders.

The main intentions are:

  • To witness examples of rural agricultural development being driven by the Kulumsa Agricultural Research Center, where smallholder wheat production is being made more resilient through research for development that informs public-private partnerships that scale climate-smart agriculture and strengthen climate information services.
  • Visit smallholder farmers and farmers’ associations benefiting from AICCRA partnerships, which are bundling and delivering digital climate advisories in the Iteya district of the Oromia region.

Participants will hear the experiences of stakeholders—ranging from smallholder farmers to national agricultural research centers—on how they benefit from access to climate information services and climate-smart agriculture provided by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and Green Agro Solutions PLC through an
AICCRA-supported partnership.

The visit serves as a learning opportunity for AICCRA colleagues and partners to understand how farmers, researchers, and policymakers gain insights into the best practices that overcome the challenges driven by climate change, particularly on-site implementation of solutions that include all in the community – particularly women and youth.


Dawit Solomon, Ph.D.
Regional Program Leader for AICCRA East and Southern Africa / Country Coordinator for Ethiopia
Email: | +251 939 574 958

Elizabeth Ngungu
Environmental and Social Safeguards Specialist, AICCRA Ethiopia
Email: | Phone: +251 991 542 554 | WhatsApp: +254 724 865 705