Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI)

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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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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