Sabina Nyahuye declared the best female wheat farmer in Zimbabwe

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

When Sabina Nyahuye, a wheat farmer from the Hwedza Innovation Platform of the SARD-SC Wheat project, started wheat farming twenty years ago, she says wheat harvests and market were just okay. However, after years of farming the crop on her two hectare piece of land, yields began to drop. “I almost gave up wheat farming in 2009 when challenges became too many,” says Sabina. Access to seed, and other inputs and poor agronomic practices were some of the main challenges ...

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Installation of GEM rice parboiling technology improves local rice production in Lafia

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

The SARD-SC rice commodity value chain, executed by AfricaRice, in collaboration with NCRI, has installed energy efficient GEM rice parboiling technologies and innovations in the Lafia Innovation Platform, Nassarawa state, Nigeria. In addition, a total of 1,215 rice parboilers, including 915 women and 300 men, were trained on processing and value addition of locally produced rice and the efficient use and management of the GEM rice parboiling technologies. The formal launch of the Lafia IP took place recently and was attended ...

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Maize value chain holds gender mainstreaming workshop for partners

Monday, February 20th, 2017

A three-day workshop on gender mainstreaming in SARD-SC maize value chain was conducted at the Kaduna State Agricultural Development Project (KADP) Headquarters, Kaduna, Nigeria, during the last quarter of 2016 with key stakeholders in attendance. The aim of the workshop was to enhance gender sensitive technology development and dissemination in order to boost productivity and income of a broad segment of targeted maize farmers, particularly women. The workshop was organized in four sessions, with the opening ceremony attended by the state Commissioner of ...

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Kigoma Regional Commissioner applauds project for improved cassava productivity

Monday, February 20th, 2017

The newly appointed executives of Tanzanian Kigoma region, Brigadier General Emmanuel Maganga and Mr. Charles Pallangyo, visited one of the SARD-SC project sites in the Kibondo. About 105 officials from five districts of Kigoma Region were on the entourage of the executives who visited the Kibondo Big Power Group, a cassava farmers’ and processors’ group involved in SARD-SC project activities in the district. The chairperson of Kibondo Big Power Group, Mr. Kennedy Salundari welcomed the visitors to the Group’s processing centre, ...

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