Key phases in AHI's evolution
Phase I (1995–1997)
Phase I of AHI employed a competitive grant system to foster multidisciplinary teamwork among diverse areas of agronomic expertise and to foster partnerships among national agricultural research institutes, agricultural extension institutions, and local communities. As could be expected, multidisciplinarity was relatively new to those involved and a great deal of effort was spent during this phase to raise awareness on the merits of collaborative research among scientists accustomed to deriving professional recognition from achievements within narrow scientific disciplines. Four countries were involved in this phase, namely Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, and Uganda. Two themes served to ...