D3.2 – Demonstration Trials

This deliverable describes demonstration trials on nine crops in 13 AEZs and a total of 39 communities in targeted African countries, namely Burkina Faso, Egypt, Niger, Ghana and Tunisia. It includes the protocols for experimental on-farm trials on crops of high economic (cotton, pineapple, olive, maize, millet) and nutritional value (olive and pineapple) in multiple environments. Different but complementary agroecological practices for sustainable crop production are proposed, establishing the rationale of the practices for each crop and region. It also entails information on the agro-ecological specifications and related societal environment of the demonstration trials. The trials in each of the targeted regions adopt the on-farm participatory mechanism called Mother and Baby experimental design described in D3.1.