Sixty people participated in the final review meeting of the SRFSI project from the 16th – 18th August. This was an opportunity to present the project to the review team, and reflect on the successes and challenges of the project, which has been working since 2012 to test and scale CASI approaches.
The meeting started with an overview of the different phases of the project, from testing CASI approaches in on-farm trials, to capacity development for scaling, to learning from scaling.
A session on partnerships highlighted the integral role played by different partners in the project, and their reflection on how the partnerships enabled success.
The project focused on capacity development, both in the early stages of the project to enable implementation, and as a pathway for scaling. The variety of approaches was ably captured by different project team members.
The SRFSI project has team have produced 26 papers to date, with 10 more under review and 7 more nearing submission. Short summaries of key publications were presented to provide an insight into the range of subjects covered and their key results.
Achieving impact through convergence with other schemes has been a major aim of the project, and the status and sustainability of approaches in the project locations were considered in the final session.