Through a decade of research with 2000 smallholder families, the ASLP Dairy project team demonstrated the effectiveness of the ‘Whole Family Extension Approach’ (WFEA). This involved the development and testing of a suite of extension modules and “train the trainer” packages. In a follow-on project, the team is researching how effective the extension staff in government services, NGOs and the private sector can be in applying this material to scale out the WFEA approach. These multi-media resources in Urdu and Sindhi are available here.
The project page at aciar.gov.au includes summaries, timelines, official reports and some stories.
This Factsheet explains the objectives of the project - July 2019.
This brief analysis is based on the following guiding principles– that projects must focus on benefits to smallholders and women; that researchable issues should be cast in a whole of chain context; and that projects should involve collaboration, particularly involving the private sector. 2015
These few slides from Aik Saath Annual Meeting illustrate the objectives and overall strategy of the project. 2019
This review assessed 13 projects related to nitrogen-fixation in farming systems that ACIAR funded between 1984 and 2001.
This report noted that the projects had created a significant legacy of high-level expertise in quantifying N2-fixation in legume and testing Rhizobium. Six workshop manuals were produced, along with many scientific publications. 2006
The Mid-Term Review (MTR) is an important mile stone in the project implementation journey and involves independent reviewers, from Australia and from the partner country. February 2019
This short presentation summarises the productivity challenges faced by pulse farmers in Pakistan and the range of research planned to address these. July 2019