Category: Blog

Rice study shows farmers still facing a myriad of challenges

By Alex Abutu Smallholder rice farmers in Uganda, Ghana and Nigeria are still faced with a number of challenges including relying on rain-fed farming; use of farmer-saved seeds for subsequent production; lack of machinery to support commercialisation of rice production; and low use of fertilizers, a survey reveals. The study further shows that with climate […]

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THE SUN: Tela maize records promising result in Nigeria’s trial

Nigeria’s quest to introduce maize varieties resistant to insects/pests such as Stem Borer and Fall Army Worm (FAW) and drought recorded promising result at the confined field trials (CFT) currently being conducted at the research farms of the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Samaru, Zaria. The trial carried out in partnership with the African Agricultural Technology […]

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Digital agriculture solutions offer hope to smallholder farmers

By George Achia AATF explores digital agriculture solutions that could impact livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Africa. Digital technologies and innovations have been identified as key solutions to improving farmer productivity. Access to market and increase in agricultural productivity have been identified as the most viable areas where adoption of digital agriculture solutions has the […]

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