Promotion of rice-based technologies and innovations in kano rice hub

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

AfricaRice in collaboration with national partners are promoting and out-scaling rice based technologies and innovation along the rice value chain to address the lack of improved technologies in African rice production, increase rice yield and income. Along these lines, AfricaRice/SARD-SC project in partnership with national extension service, KNARDA, identified and introduced some key technologies and innovation such as Rice advice and ASI thresher through the IP in Kano state, Nigeria. The main purpose was to encourage local farmers to use ...

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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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