The lead principal investigators (Sabine Homann ICRISAT, Tahirou Abdoulaye from IITA, Olaf Erenstein from CIMMYT and Talihun Amede from ILRI/IWMI) of the SLP project ‘Optimizing livelihood and environmental benefits from crop residues in smallholder crop-livestock systems in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia: regional case studies’ are meetingin Addis on 2-3 December to finalize the village and household survey design and interact with Lieven Claessens (CIP) and Mark van Wijk (Wageningen University) to discuss the modeling component of the project. All will attend the first day of the LPG meeting on 1 December as resource persons.