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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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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