Tag: Maize

Adoption of agricultural innovations key in addressing Africa’s farming challenges

(Nairobi, Kenya, May 2024): African countries have been challenged to boldly push for the adoption of cutting-edge science in agriculture and the use of improved seed systems if they are to overcome the challenge of feeding a growing population under stressful climatic conditions. In an engaging guest editorial published in the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, Dr. Sylvester Oikeh, […]

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Gender Disparities Shape Adoption of Farming Technology in Northern Nigeria

(Nairobi, Kenya, May 2024)- A comprehensive study conducted in Northern Nigeria by AATF, and partners has highlighted the glaring gender disparities among maize farmers particularly on the rate of adoption of agricultural technologies. The study titled Assessment of Existing Gaps among Genders in Maize Value-Chain in Northern Nigeria shows that male-led households are more likely […]

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New Study Reveals Gender Dynamics in Maize Production in Northern Nigeria

(Nairobi, Kenya, May 2024) – A ground-breaking study conducted by AATF and partners across five northern States of Nigeria including Adamawa, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Niger and Taraba have shed light on the gender dynamics shaping maize production in the region. The study sought to understand the low adoption of hybrid seeds on maize production in Nigeria, providing […]

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