Maize value chain records laudable progress in Ghana

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

The maize value chain in Ghana has recorded some laudable achievements last year. The project was able to establish Innovations Platforms(IPs), conducted IP inaugural meetings, seed drop for on –farm demonstrations. The maize commodity project was launched in Ghana in the second quarter of 2013 which facilitated the establishment of some Innovations Platforms(IPs) in strategic areas. Two of the three IPs ...

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Zambia Agric Minister to SARD-SC stakeholders: Let’s make a real difference in farmers’ lives

Monday, April 15th, 2013

“If we are going to make a real difference in farmers’ lives, agricultural research must not only be responsive to the needs of the times but more importantly it should be able to find its way into farmers’ fields and their families’ homes. Research should never stay on the shelves – it should result in concrete outputs that would benefit farmers in Africa wherever they may be. This is my vision and sincere hope for this project.” These were the words ...

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Tanzania launches its chapter of AfDB-funded project to boost cassava and rice production

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Key stakeholders in the cassava and rice subsector in Tanzania met in Zanzibar, 4-5 April, to officially launch and plan for the implementation of the “Multinational-CGIAR Support to Agricultural Research for Development of Strategic Crops in Africa (SARDSC)“ project funded by the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) in the country. The project was officially launched by Dr Khalid S. Mohammed, Principal Secretary, Ministry of State, Second Vice President Office, Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania, who assured the participants of his government’s support ...

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SARD-SC holds Project Steering Committee meeting in Ibadan

Monday, March 25th, 2013

The Project Steering Committee (PSC) of the Support for Agricultural Research for Development of Strategic Crops (SARD-SC) held their first meeting in IITA-Ibadan, Nigeria. Acting Director General for IITA, Dr Kenton Dashiell welcomed members of the PSC on behalf of the Director General, Dr Nteranya Sanginga. During the meeting, members discussed annual work plans, procurement plan and the overall management and implementation of the project. They expressed great satisfaction at the progress made so far in project implementation considering the short period ...

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