Project Maize component commences accelerated implementation of activities in Cameroon

Monday, December 5th, 2016

  The launch of an Innovation Platform recently at the Regional Office of Institute of Agricultural Research for Development IRAD, Bambui, Cameroon is yet another milestone in the implementation of the SARD-SC Maize project. When the Government of Cameroon requested to participate in the SARD-SC Project, several bottle necks were identified along the maize value chain that could be addressed using the innovation platform model. It is heartening to report months of consultations involving the Government of Cameroon, SARD-SC Project Team ...

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P4D focus to promote mechanization through TAAT and Enable youth programs

Monday, December 5th, 2016

During the recently held Partnership for delivery week, Dr. Peter Kolawole, Postharvest Specialist of SARD-SC Project (coordinator of IITA Mechanization office) presented a paper on mechanization which highlighted the current status and future plans of IITA mechanization on agriculture. One of the reasons to mechanize agricultural processes is to reduce farm drudgery by using the appropriate machines.  Dr. Kolawole‘s presentation brought to the fore the lack or poor mechanization of agricultural processes in many African countries, using a comparative analysis of ...

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