Cassava processing factory established in Kalambo, DR Congo

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The SARD-SC project with funding from the African Development Bank (AFDB), has constructed and  established   a multi-purpose cassava processing factory   in IITA Kalambo station, DR. Congo. The   factory, which has four units, will be used for cassava processing,   fabrication of equipment, soybean processing   and exhibition of processed products. The first of its kind in the South –Kivu area, the factory,  will among other things,  promote  food security   through  conservation  and   transformation of  agricultural produce   into   marketable    processed   products.   The cassava  processing ...

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Maize commodity value chain introduces problem solving agronomic options in Ghana

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

In view of the low productivity of maize in Ghana, the SARD-SC maize project  has adopted the Participatory Research and Extension Approach (PREA) on innovation platform for fostering interaction among stakeholders, problem diagnosis  and accelerating adoption of technologies. The first step in the PREA cycle is problem diagnosis through community analysis, which enables the identification of farmer production constraints, exploration of opportunities and identification of solutions towards improving maize productivity. Community analysis was conducted in 18 communities in Ghana across  three ...

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Tanzania team launches Cassava Value Chain Innovation Platform

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

  The SARD-SC Tanzania team will launch an Innovation Platform (IP) for cassava value chain in Kigoma, Tanzania.  The event will take place at the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Conference Room on Thursday, September 11, 2014 in Kigoma Municipal. Participants expected are all the  stakeholders of the Cassava Value Chain and government officials including the Regional Commissioner of Kigoma, Honourable Lt CoL. Issa Machibya  and other important  personalities. The SARD-SC project Coordinator, Dr Chrys  Akem  will attend  the launching  ceremony.

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