Project brief: New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund Mozambique

Project brief: New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund Mozambique

NCBA CLUSA utilized a variety of ICT-enabled agricultural extension services to ensure that their interventions were reaching smallholder farmers diverse in age, access to technology, and geographic location. The ICT-enabled agricultural extension package comprised of three core products: • A free cell phone service (3–2–1 Service) providing digitally guided information for SSTP value chain crops,…

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Project brief: New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund Ethiopia

Project brief: New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund Ethiopia

In this project Digital Green and its consortium partners, Awaaz.De, Dimagi, and Farm Radio International (FRI), were increasing the Ethiopian public extension system’s reach and effectiveness by institutionalizing its use of ICT-enabled approaches at national, regional, zonal, district and local levels. The consortium combined locally-produced video, radio, interactive voice response (IVR) and human-mediated facilitation to…

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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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Final technical report: Scaling-up Pulse Innovations for Nutrition Security in Southern Ethiopia

Final technical report: Scaling-up Pulse Innovations for Nutrition Security in Southern Ethiopia

Farm Radio International partnered with a consortium led by the University of Saskatchewan, including national partners, to develop a scale-up strategy for the SPIFoNS project, which aimed to catalyze large-scale positive change in food and nutrition security in southern Ethiopia by scaling up pulse crop innovations. Farm Radio International developed participatory interactive radio programs targeted…

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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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Poster: Scaling up pulse innovations in southern Ethiopia

Poster: Scaling up pulse innovations in southern Ethiopia

The challenge Investments in child health in Ethiopia have contributed to a significant decline in the death of infants and young children over the past 20 years. But challenges remain: Ethiopia ranks fifth globally in terms of stunting while anemia affects nearly 37% of children under 5. In addition, livelihoods and diets in Ethiopia’s southern…

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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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Poster: Achieving impact at scale through ICT-enabled extension services in Ghana

Poster: Achieving impact at scale through ICT-enabled extension services in Ghana

The challenge Smallholder producers manage more than 70% of Ghana’s farms but achieve only half of their potential yields. There is an urgent need for increased access to agricultural extension and advisory services by smallholder farmers, particularly women. However, public sector services in Ghana have become financially unsustainable and they are not widely available. As…

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Tuning In newsletter: Fall 2018

This edition of Tuning In showcases some of our efforts to combat the Fall armyworm — a destructive invasive species new to the African continent. Hear from Rex Chapota, our Regional Manager for East and Southern Africa, who was himself impacted by the hungry caterpillar, as well as take an inside look at the work…

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Making farmer programming smarter: The Farm Radio approach

Document also available on CTA’s CGSpace website here. Suppliers of radio extension programmes in Ghana have been supported by Farm Radio International to make their programmes more participatory and engaging for smallholder farmers. With access to interactive, accurate, timely and interesting information, farmers have reported increased yields and incomes. Radio broadcasters have also been able…

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