Tag Archives: African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI)

Nigeria: Extension services providers to resume training of farmers 

Extension agents working under the Justice Development and Peace Movement (JDPM), Oyo and the University of Agriculture Makurdi (UAM) plan to resume training activities previously halted by the COVID-19 lockdown across the country. The training activities will adhere strictly to the rules on physical distancing set by the country on COVID 19, coordinators from JPDM

Enugu: Extension workers trained on improved agronomic practices, gender and weed control

Following the meeting with commissioners of agriculture last year, the Enugu state government has demonstrated its commitment to investing in weed control by organizing the first-ever training for extension workers on weed management in cassava and maize farming systems in the state.   The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) through the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI)

AKILIMO prediction expands in Tanzania, Nigeria

Scientists are making progress to expand the prediction coverage of AKILIMO to 5 regions in Tanzania and nine states in Nigeria. Once completed, farmers in the regions will have access to site-specific recommendations on agronomic practices in cassava farming systems. Developed by the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

Nigerian farmers to get free advisory services on cassava production via mobile phone

Nigerian farmers can now access extension and advisory services related to weed control, best planting practices and other aspects of cassava production on their cell phone free of charge, thanks to the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI). The mobile telephony service is powered by Airtel using the 3-2-1 Service of Viamo. Farmers with Airtel sim

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