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Africa Soil Health Consortium

Tanzania focus group discussions report

Summary:

The report on focus group discussion in Tanzania has the following components:

  • Synthesis of the FGDs
  • Use of improved seed varieties
  • Use of chemical fertilizer and manure
  • Use of inoculants
  • Pests and diseases in common bean and soybean
  • Marketing/sales of common bean and soybean
  • Use of technologies of storage
  • information sources on agriculture for households
  • Awareness and adoption of technologies
Languages:
English
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Ghana Intra-household survey report – Baseline study

Summary:

The report focusing on integrating multi-media communication approaches and input brokerage has the following components:

Background

Methods

  • Study design
  • Study area and sampling procedure
  • Data collection and analysis

Results

  • Descriptive characteristics
  • Crop production and cropping systems

Sources of agricultural information

  • Major sources of agricultural information
  • Ranking information sources
  • Agricultural information sources by crop
  • Awareness of agricultural practices
  • Information sharing within the household

Soybean current information sources and practices

  • Sources of information on soybean
  • Awareness of soybean practices
  • Soybean practices applied by farmers

Insights from the study

 

Languages:
English
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Ghana soybean campaign report

Summary:

The report focusing on integrating multi-media communication approaches and input brokerage has the following components:

Campaign approach

Technical brief

Geographic covereage

Campaign elements

  • Films
  • SMS messages
  • Radio spots
  • Print materials
  • Extension meetings in villages

Summary of reach

Languages:
English
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Tanzania Intra-household survey report – Baseline study

Summary:

The report focusing on integrating multi-media communication approaches and input brokerage has the following components:

Back ground

Study objectives

Methods

  • Research questions
  • Research hypotheses

Results

  • Household characteristics
  • Crop production and cropping systems

Sources of agricultural information

  • Major sources of agricultural information
  • Ranking information sources
  • Agricultural information sources by crop
  • Awareness of agricultural practices
  • Information sharing within the household

Bean and soybean campaign

  • Sources of information on common bean and soybean
  • Awareness of common bean and soybean practices
  • Common bean and soybean practices applied by farmers
  • Reasons for failure to use known common bean and soybean practices

Insights from the study

Languages:
English
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Tanzania common bean and soybean campaign report

Summary:

The report focusing on integrating multi-media communication approaches and input brokerage has the following components:

Campaign approach

Technical brief

Geographic covereage

Campaign elements

  • Demo plots
  • FIPS village-based advisors
  • Radio
  • Print materials
  • Capacity building

Summary of reach

Languages:
English
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Bean 59 message SMS campaign

Summary:

This bean SMS campaign was developed as part of the UPTAKE project (Up-scaling Technology in Agriculture through Knowledge and Extension). This project is exploring how SMS and radio can work together to support adoption of technology leading to increased productivity and food security, along with improved livelihoods for small-scale farming household.

Radio partners: Farm Radio International

Other partners: ARI Uyole, private seed companies (Meru Agrotours, Highland seed and Beula seed company), Ministry of Agriculture DAICOS

This 59-message campaign ran in early 2018 in Southern Tanzania.

Languages:
Swahili / Kiswahili
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Maize 62 message SMS campaign

Summary:

This maize SMS campaign was developed as part of the UPTAKE project (Up-scaling Technology in Agriculture through Knowledge and Extension). This project is exploring how SMS and radio can work together to support adoption of technology leading to increased productivity and food security, along with improved livelihoods for small-scale farming household.

Radio partners: Farm Radio International

Other partners: ARI Uyole, private seed companies (Meru Agrotours, Highland seed and Beula seed company), Ministry of Agriculture DAICOS

This 62-message campaign ran in late 2017/early 2018 in Southern Tanzania.

Languages:
Swahili / Kiswahili
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Common bean agrodealer poster – Kiswahili

Summary:

Tupande Maharage Bingwa is a poster giving information on growing common beans. It was produced as part of the Scaling Up Improved Legume Technologies (SILT) program running the Legume Alliance campaign in Tanzania. It was distributed by one of the partners - AFAP.

Languages:
Swahili / Kiswahili
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Common bean agrodealer psoter

Ghana 2017 (long) farmer soybean leaflet

Summary:

This 8 page A5 leaflet explains the key principles for growing soybean in Northern Ghana.

Languages:
English
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