SARD-SC project empowers women in Zanzibar

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Women empowerment can be described as “having increased life options and choices, gaining greater control over one's life, and generally attaining the capability to live the life one wishes to live", according to Mahmud et al 2012, whereas Kabeer (1999) considers women empowerment as “an expansion in the range of potential choices available to women so that actual outcomes reflect the particular set of choices which the women value." Borrowing from the two authors, empowerment signifies a change in the ...

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Farmers commend maize component for introducing drought tolerant varieties in Nkoranza municipality

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

The maize component of the SARD-SC project has successfully introduced two improved short duration drought tolerant varieties of maize –Omankwa and Abontem- into the Nkoranza south municipality of Ghana. These two varieties are doing excellently well and are being commended by farmers for their early maturing nature and ability to withstand drought. The SARD-SC project started full activities in the Nkoranza south municipality in 2013. A base line survey and community analyses were conducted in the municipality after which twenty –five ...

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SARD-SC PMU retreat held amidst applause for laudable achievements with a focus on phase 11

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

  The SARD-SC   Project Management unit held the 2016 annual retreat recently in Abuja , with staff of all the implementing  centres-ICARDA, AfricaRice and IFPRI - in attendance. The   retreat   assessed what was done in the previous year and   planned ahead for the new year. Dr.Chrys Akem,Project Coordinator  said   the meeting was a critical one   because   the project was at its winding down phase with   the hope to earn a second phase of the project from the African Development Bank, the ...

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Nigerian Minister commends SARD-SC wheat achievements; pledges to triple wheat areas by 2017

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

The SARD-SC Wheat project organized a national field day with local partners and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture on 12 March 2016, at Alkamawa, Kano State, under the patronage of Nigeria’s President, President Muhammadu Buhari, represented by the Federal Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh. The other two dignitaries, who were also guests of honor at the event, were the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu. The field day was attended by ...

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