Tanzania

Project brief: New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund Tanzania

Project brief: New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund Tanzania

FRI’s overall goal was to contribute to increased agricultural output and productivity by scaling up the use of productivity-enhanced agricultural innovations, and marketing mechanisms by small-scale farmers (both male and female) in Tanzania, using a combination of ICT-enabled agriculture extension approaches (participatory radio, mobile services) to integrate into and engage with traditional extension services. Summary…

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Poster: Scaling up improved legume technologies in Tanzania

Poster: Scaling up improved legume technologies in Tanzania

The challenge Improved technologies and practices for growing common beans, groundnuts (peanuts), soybeans, and other legumes represent one of the most cost-effective and affordable approaches to improving food and nutrition security and enhancing soil fertility. Despite the well-documented advantages of improved legume practices, such as intercropping, their use remains low in Tanzania. The main hurdles…

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Project outcome brief: Sharing good practices on sustainable land and water use with Tanzanian farmers

Project outcome brief: Sharing good practices on sustainable land and water use with Tanzanian farmers

Changing the lives of smallholder farmers is the business of Farm Radio International – and radio is how we do it! This project provided millions of listeners with access to interactive radio programs, highlighting three key practices from the SUSTAIN-Africa program – cocoa growing, clean seed cane, and beekeeping as an elephant deterrent. Our qualitative…

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Sharing knowledge, Giving voice (general brochure)

Sharing knowledge, Giving voice (general brochure)

We are the only international non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to serving African farming families and rural communities through radio. We work with hundreds of existing radio partners across 40 sub-Saharan African countries, and have offices and major projects in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Senegal and Uganda. Together, we reach…

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The socially engaged investors guide to communication for development: How public and private investment in communication for development can influence scale-up and adoption in small-scale farming households in sub-Saharan Africa

The socially engaged investors guide to communication for development: How public and private investment in communication for development can influence scale-up and adoption in small-scale farming households in sub-Saharan Africa

Abstract: The strongest information campaigns and campaign materials result from a communication for development approach, supporting active engagement with the target audience from the outset. Additional investment can deliver appropriate and timely targeted materials and messages that are rooted in the lived experience of the audience. This guide aims to improve socially progressive investment in…

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Infographic: Scaling-up Improved Legume Technologies in Tanzania

Infographic: Scaling-up Improved Legume Technologies in Tanzania

Scaling-up Improved Legume Technologies (SILT) is a project producing geographically-specific information campaigns, targeting small-scale farming families, delivered just ahead of the soybean and common bean planting seasons. It is funded by IDRC and co-promoted and managed by African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership CABI and Farm Radio International. Check out this infographic of the major results…

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Scaling-up improved legume technologies in Tanzania (SILT) : Final Technical Report

Scaling-up improved legume technologies in Tanzania (SILT) : Final Technical Report

Document also available on IDRC’s Digital Library Here. In 2015 a group of like-minded organizations came together to explore whether working together on a campaign-based communication and extension approach could make a significant contribution to our understanding of development communications for impact and scale. The idea was simple. What if… instead of lots of individual…

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Project Profile: Scaling-up Improved Legume Technologies in Tanzania

Project Profile: Scaling-up Improved Legume Technologies in Tanzania

Using information campaigns to bring proven solutions to more legume farmers in Tanzania Smallholder farmers in Africa have shown in field trials how improved legume varieties, nitrogen-fixing bacteria, high-quality seeds, and fertilizers can increase yields, reduce production costs, and enhance nutrition. Efforts are now underway to harness the power and reach of radio and other…

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Research brief: Harnessing ICT to scale-up agricultural solutions

Research brief: Harnessing ICT to scale-up agricultural solutions

This work is being carried out with the aid of a grant from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), www.idrc.ca. Research problem Scaling-up agricultural innovations that can contribute to food and nutrition security is one of the key challenges facing development organizations, research institutions, governments and the civil society. This research initiative will examine the…

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Using radio and interactive ICTs to improve food security among smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa

Highlights • Participatory strategies can enhance radio’s effectiveness for rural development. • ICTs including mobile phones facilitate participation in radio campaigns. • Participatory radio can increase knowledge and adoption of agricultural practices. • Results from African research may be relevant for other developing regions and sectors. Radio is the most widely used medium for disseminating…

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