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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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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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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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Outcome Evaluation Report Mobilizing Radio and ICTs to Fight Vitamin A Deficiency by Scaling-up the Production and Consumption of Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato

Outcome Evaluation Report: Mobilizing Radio and ICTs to Fight Vitamin A Deficiency by Scaling-up the Production and Consumption of Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato

Between 2012 and 2015, Farm Radio International and its partners launched a radio campaign focused on orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP), a vitamin-A rich staple crop in the four campaign countries. An estimated 3.5 million households tuned into the programs. The campaign demonstrated that, when used effectively, radio is a valuable tool to educate listeners about…

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