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The IFAD funded SKiM Knowledge Management Portal, is a beacon of publications, news, data and information coming from research for development organizations, academia, government bodies, national agricultural research systems and extensionists across the globe. The Portal is built to enhance the outreach of the scientific and organizational knowledge aggregated, fostering partnership building and information sharing across users and institutions, strengthening knowledge management and providing the basis for more advanced knowledge visualization (OpenRXV powered SKiM Explorer ).

Publications

SKiM - Knowledge Management Processess at ENA Meknès

20 Jun 2022
 The National School of Agriculture (ENA) in Meknes (ENA) is a public institution of higher education in agriculture with administrative and financial autonomy.  Since its creation in 1942, ENA was placed under the Governmental Authority in Charge of Agriculture.  As an institution of higher education, ENA must comply with the regulations of the law 01‐00 which organizes higher education sector in Morocco. Accreditation of the education curriculum and the management of faculty members career is under the Governemental Autority in charge of Higher Education
keywords
scaling,knowledge transfer,sstc,partnership building

Publications

SKiM - National Agricultural Advisory Office at 2022 Moroccan Learning Route

20 Jun 2022
ONCA is responsible for piloting, coordinating and monitoring the implementation of the agricultural advisory strategy at the national level. It is responsible for applying government policy in terms of agricultural advice. Given the changing context of its missions (Green Generation, digitization of the agricultural sector, young people, etc.), ONCA has launched a new project for the development of an advanced version of the ARDNA platform to improve the quality of services provided to farmers and their organizations.
keywords
scaling,knowledge transfer,sstc,partnership building

Publications

SKiM - Information and Knowledge Management at INRA Morocco

20 Jun 2022
INRA's mission is to ensure sustainable agricultural development and natural resources use (water, soil and biodiversity) through knowledge generation and technology creation
keywords
scaling,knowledge transfer,sstc,partnership building

Publications

SKiM - 2022 Morocco Country Source Book

20 Jun 2022
The MLR itinerary is planned from Chefchaouen - located in the Northern region of Morocco receiving about 880 mm of rain annually- to Marrakech in the South, suffering from drought with 240 mm/year. The objective of the visits aims at sharing the adaptation process of local stakeholders to different constraints regarding their agricultural and economic activities. The genebank visit in Settat witnesses the government preoccupation regarding the management of biodiversity mainly through the conservation of local resources. The university UM6P presents a new modern university model that is fully integrated into social and economic context. The university has developed within few years a high-quality level of training and research as well as entrepreneurial and innovation activities. An incubated start-up focusing on the quinoa valorization will be visited as well. Finally, the agro-industrial sector is introduced through two different case studies. Apia shows how a local company started a few years ago from scratch, led by an engineer, and has now become an international company for local product valorization, employing thousands of people in different locations in Morocco and abroad. The second case concerns the cluster innovation mechanisms supporting women's cooperative, helping their empowerment and inclusion in society. The table 1 highlight the main topics to be discussed during each study visit, and table 2 shows a Cross-table of cases and thematic areas.
keywords
scaling,knowledge transfer,sstc,partnership building,learning route

Publications

SKiM - 2022 Morocco Learning Route Information Note

11 Jun 2022
Case studies were carefully selected through multiple consultations processes among stakeholders to ensure inclusivity and consideration of different aspects of KM and thematic areas on the SKiM project. The target group is country institutions dealing with agricultural and rural solutions. Potential institutions for inclusion in this project include key decision and policy support agencies, departments, and units housed or associated with 10 different Ministries such as Ministries of Agriculture, Environment, or Water, and Rural Planning Institutions that are responsible for rural welfare, natural resources management, and agricultural production. The organization of the learning route in Morocco aims to present to Moroccan and international partners participants best practices in the KM, focusing the whole chain of innovation. Indeed, the visits will start by presenting institutional arrangements regarding KM in higher education and research institutions (IAV, INRA and ENA) as well as in extension agency (ONCA).
keywords
scaling,knowledge transfer,sstc,partnership building,learning route

Publications

SKiM - 2022 Morocco Learning Route Agenda

11 Jun 2022
The first set of institutions are producing knowledge through either research activities, expertise or capitalizing on end-users and stakeholders returns. ONCA, is one of the last chain links, holds the responsibility of sharing knowledge on the field. The designed program of the MLR considers several SDGs as presented in the following figure1. In addition, the case studies are located in different regions in Morocco which differs from their climate and soil conditions, economic development and agricultural specialties. The MLR itinerary is planned from Chefchaouen - located in the Northern region of Morocco receiving about 880 mm of rain annually- to Marrakech in the South, suffering from drought with 240 mm/year. The objective of the visits aims at sharing the adaptation process of local stakeholders to different constraints regarding their agricultural and economic activities. The genebank visit in Settat witnesses the government preoccupation regarding the management of biodiversity mainly through the conservation of local resources. The university UM6P presents a new modern university model that is fully integrated into social and economic context. The university has developed within few years a high-quality level of training and research as well as entrepreneurial and innovation activities. An incubated start-up focusing on the quinoa valorization will be visited as well. Finally, the agro-industrial sector is introduced through two different case studies. Apia shows how a local company started a few years ago from scratch, led by an engineer, and has now become an international company for local product valorization, employing thousands of people in different locations in Morocco and abroad. The second case concerns the cluster innovation mechanisms supporting women's cooperative, helping their empowerment and inclusion in society. The table 1 highlight the main topics to be discussed during each study visit, and table 2 shows a Cross-table of cases and thematic areas.
keywords
scaling,knowledge transfer,sstc,partnership building,learning route

Publications

Improving Forage Production Quantity and Quality Using Native Legume Species in Semi-arid Agrosilvopastoral System

27 May 2022
Agrosilvopastoral systems provide a range of livelihood services, either directly through forage production or indirectly by the beneficial effects on soil conservation, nutrient cycling, pollutant filtering, and biodiversity enhancement. Hence, improved silvopastoral systems have ample scope to rehabilitate degraded pastures to sustain livestock production, which remains a strong pillar for the livelihoods of the agrosilvopastoral communities. To evaluate the impact of Hedysarum coronarium L. (sulla) reseeding on pasture productivity, plant cover and plant density in semi-arid silvopastoral systems, an experiment was carried out in Sbaihia Site, Zaghouan Governorate, Tunisia during 2018-2019 growing season. The experiment was laid out under a randomized complete block design having 3 treatments including reseeding sulla; protection from grazing and control (free grazing) with three replications per treatment. Preliminary results showed that there were significant differences (p<0.05) among the three treatments. Reseeded sulla and protected plots recorded 100% plant cover while the control plots had less than 60%. The estimated biomass for the reseeded plots was four times higher than the biomass production in the protected plots and eleven times higher than the control plots. The highest plant density was recorded in the reseeded plots (163.2 plants/m2), followed by the protected plots (30.6 plants/m2) while the lowest value was recorded in the control plots (29.8 plants/m2). Based on these findings, it is concluded that reseeding well-adapted native forage species has a great potential to improve productivity of semiarid silvopastoral systems, which would contribute towards reducing the feeding cost and, therefore, enhancing the income of the agrosilvopastoral communities
keywords
vegetation cover,climate action,climate adaptation and mitigation,hedysarum coronarium l.,agrosilvopastoral

Publications

Intensifying cereal management in dryland Mediterranean agriculture: Rainfed wheat and barley responses to nitrogen fertilisation

26 Apr 2022
Under dryland systems of the Mediterranean basin, water management is widely recognised critical for improving grain yield. It has been proposed that nitrogen (N) fertilisation may be a tool to increase grain yield by increasing water use efficiency. We tested in a multilocation-multiyear study in four different areas of the Mediterranean Basin if durum wheat and barley may respond positively to N fertilisation under rainfed culti vation. The study involved 16 experiments including different genotypes of durum wheat and barley sown at Morocco, Jordan, North-eastern Spain, and Southern Italy, with different nitrogen doses applied at sowing or early in crop development from 2003/04–2007/08 growing seasons. Grain yield increased 26% in average for years, locations and species compared with their respective unfertilised controls. The increased yield in response to N fertilisation was noticeable under low (< 2 Mg ha− 1 ) and under high yield potential cases (> 5 Mg ha− 1 ). There were only exceptional cases with slightly negative or no responses to N fertilisation. Grain number per unit area, and not grain weight, was the main component related to grain yield. Also, total biomass at maturity was closely related to grain yield. Barley and durum wheat responded similarly to N fertilisation.
keywords
hordeum vulgare l,grain yield,triticum durum desf,number of grains

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