Sudanese government continues to support SARD-SC wheat seed production

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

As a continuation of his support to wheat production in Sudan, His Excellency the Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Mr. Ibrahim Adam Ahmed Al-Dekhairi attended a seed wheat harvest day coordinated by SARD-SC Wheat component and its local partner, the Agricultural Research Corporation, ARC Sudan at Elbasatna in the Gezira region. A total of 35 hectares of seed wheat fields, planted by farmers in the Elbasatna Innovation Platform were harvested. A key factor to wide adoption of the newly-released high yield ...

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Focus on integrated soil fertility management increases cassava yield by 60% inTanzania

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

The IITA/SARD-SC project’s study on Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) for productive and sustainable cassava production systems in Tanzania has yielded encouraging results. Preliminary results from the ongoing study have shown an increase of nearly 60% in cassava yield which translates to a 30 % increase in income for farmers in the coastal, eastern and western regions of Tanzania. The study is part of the Support to Agricultural Research for Development of Strategic crops in Africa (SARD-SC) project funded by ...

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