Project staff and students met in October 2018 for the McKnight Foundation Annual Meeting in Arusha, Tanzania. These meetings bring together regional research and allow McKnight-supported projects to exchange ideas, build new networks and report on their progress. Profs Steve Belmain and Phil Stevenson attended from the UK, along with NM-AIST partners.
The team was delighted that project PhD students Elisante Filemon, Prisila Mkenda and Angela Mkindi all won prizes for their outstanding presentations. They have carried out some very exciting research, revealing more about the dynamics and networks of field margins and the potential to engage farmers in sustainable intensification using Farmer Research Networks. More results are still coming through and all three students are working on publications.