October 2019

Sorghum flour with high shelf life hits nigerian markets

Download article as PDF In a first-of-its-kind enterprise in Nigeria, a large-scale flour mill has come up with processed sorghum flour with a shelf life as high as 6 months. Typically, sorghum flour has a short shelf life of less than 3 months. This innovative product is opening new markets, providing jobs to 40,000 people...

CSIR-SARI introduces two improved groundnut varieties to farmers in Ghana

Download article as PDF The Savanna Agricultural Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-SARI) on Tuesday announced the introduction of two improved high yielding groundnut seed varieties. Dr Doris Kanvenaa Puozaa,  a Research Scientist In-charge of Seed System Development at the CSIR-SARI, who announced the new varieties on behalf of the...

Brisk promotion of improved groundnut and sorghum varieties to take adoption to the next level

Download article as PDF Five improved varieties of groundnut and three of sorghum with the best market traits were selected for active promotion in Tanzania after discussions with AVISA project partners and all stakeholders along the value chain. This is to build on the adoption to date of improved varieties for 11 of groundnut and...

Steering the seed revolving fund initiative to meet growing farmers’ demand for certified seed

Download article as PDF Adoption of new varieties can never be successful until efficient seed delivery systems are in place. To increase the efficacy and impact of the existing ‘seed revolving fund initiative’ for groundnut and sorghum crops a decision to form a steering committee was taken at a recent AVISA project meeting in Tanzania....

Biological control of the millet head miner

Download article as PDF Using insects to prevent the millet head miner caterpillar, one of the main pests of millet in the Sahel. This is the experience of researchers and farmers in Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali. Share

Obasanjo urges DR Congo to invest in agriculture to help Africa cut $50 billion food import bill

Download article as PDF Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday evening called on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to invest in agriculture and particularly cassava, soybean, cowpea and plantain to help Africa cut down annual food imports that is estimated at $50billion. Obasanjo spoke on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, during the official...

Using the digital seed catalog and seed roadmap for better access to seed information

Download article as PDF About 30 stakeholders from seed companies and research institutes learned how to plan their seed production using an online seed catalog. Developed by ICRISAT’s Digital Agriculture team, the seed catalog and seed roadmap platform aim to collect and catalog information on all seeds at the national and regional levels and to...

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