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The socially engaged investors guide to communication for development

Summary:

This guide provides comprehensive information on how public and private investment in communication for development can influence scale-up and adoption in small-scale farming households in sub-Saharan Africa.

It has been produced in collaboration between the three partners delivering the IDRC funded Scaling-Up Improved Legume Technologies (SILT) project in Tanzania. The partners, African Agribusiness Partnership, CABI and Farm Radio International, have also been supported by IITA.

Languages:
English
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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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FOT: Extension Workers Perspective in Uganda

Summary:

Optimization of Fertilizer Recommendations in Uganda. Monograph 4 of 4

Contents

  • Planning and designing the FOT roll-out
  • Community knowledge and extension workers FOT story for Uganda
  • Key considerations while rolling out FOT in OFRA countries
  • FOT enhancements
  • Awareness and promotion
  • Conclusions and recommendations
  • Acknowledgement
  • Links with additional information
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Seed production for African indigenous vegetables

Summary:

The training manual contains 8 modules:

  • Module 1: Seed Production Requirements
  • Module 2: Cropping Cycle
  • Module 3: Seed Preparation
  • Module 4: Site Selection and Land Preparation
  • Module 5: Planting, Weeding, Thinning and Gap-filling
  • Module 6: Pest and Disease Management
  • Module 7: Harvesting, Processing and Storing
  • Module 8: Vegetable Seed Farming As A Business
Languages:
English
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Seed production for African indigenous vegetables

African Nightshade Vegetable Trainer’s Notes

Summary:

By the end of this training, participants will have learnt:

  • The benefits of using quality seed
  • To conduct a germination test
  • To selecting a good site for African nightshade vegetable growing
  • To prepare quality seed for planting
  • To prepare and apply fertilizer/manure
  • To plant African nightshade vegetable
  • When and how to weed
  • To manage pests and diseases
  • To carry out proper harvesting
  • The methods used to preserve vegetables
Languages:
English
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African Nightshade Vegetable Trainer’s Notes

African Nightshade Seed Trainer’s Notes

Summary:

By the end of this training, participants will have learnt:

  • The benefits of using quality seed
  • To conduct a germination test
  • To select a good site for African nightshade seed growing
  • To prepare quality seed for planting
  • To prepare and apply fertilizer/manure
  • To plant African nightshade seed
  • When and how to weed
  • To manage pests and diseases
  • To carry out proper harvesting of African nightshade seed
  • To process African nightshade seed
Languages:
English
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African Nightshade Seed Trainer's Notes

African Nightshade Cropping Cycle Flash Card

Summary:

This resources consists of an 8 card set of flash cards on African nightsahde for use in group training or one-to-one coaching.  It covers:

  • Land clearing and nursery preparation
  • First ploughing
  • Second ploughing and harrowing
  • Manure application and planting
  • Weeding & thinning
  • Pest & disease management
  • Harvesting
  • Seed processing and storage
Languages:
English
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African Nightshade Cropping Cycle Flash Card

African Eggplant Cropping Cycle Flash Cards

Summary:

This resources consists of an 8 card set of flash cards on African eggplant for use in group training or one-to-one coaching.  It covers:

  • Land clearing and nursery preparation
  • First ploughing
  • Second ploughing and harrowing
  • Manure application and transplantation
  • Pest & disease management
  • Weeding
  • Harvesting
  • Seed processing and storage

 

Languages:
English
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African Eggplant Cropping Cycle Flash Cards

African Eggplant Vegetable Trainer’s Notes

Summary:

African Eggplant Vegetable Growing Trainer's Notes

By the end of this training, participants will have learnt:

  • The benefits of using quality seeds
  • To conduct a germination test
  • To selecting a good site for African eggplant vegetable growing
  • To prepare quality seeds for planting
  • To prepare and apply fertilizer/manure
  • To plant African eggplant vegetables
  • When and how to weed
  • To manage pests and diseases
  • To carry out proper harvesting
  • The methods used to preserve vegetables
Languages:
English
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African Eggplant Vegetable Trainer’s Notes

Green Amaranthus Cropping Flash Cards

Summary:

This resources consists of an 8 card set of flash cards on Green Amaranthus for use in group training or one-to-one coaching.  It covers:

  • Land clearing
  • First ploughing
  • Second ploughing and harrowing
  • Manure application and planting
  • Weeding and thinning
  • Pest & disease management
  • Harvesting
  • Seed processing and storage
Languages:
English
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Green Amaranthus Cropping Flash Cards