As a part of efforts to promote agriculture and rural development in consonance with global best practices, African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) and its partner Justice Development & Peace Movement (JDPM) visited Soku a small settlement along Oyo-Iseyin road, Oyo West Local Government, to supervise the harvesting of cassava varieties on a demo plot.
AKILIMO functionality impresses EAS, regional, and district officials in the Kigoma region.
Following the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative’s efforts to promote the use of AKILIMO tools, the ACAI project team has impressed Extension agents (EAs), regional and local government officials in Kigoma region on the AKILIMO functionality and are now awaiting capacity
Former President of Zanzibar hails ACAI Project Work on the island
The former President of Zanzibar Amani Abeid Karume praised the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) project for its efforts to disseminate and promote good agricultural practices that improve cassava production on the island. The former president said this when he
ACAI Bundling AKILIMO with Agro-Services Through Strategic Partnerships for Sustainability
In October of 2020, two banks in collaboration with government agencies and development partners in Tanzania launched an initiative to finance cassava growers with a million dollar plus loan facility. This arrangement directly injected capital into more than 400 households.
Awareness on AKILIMO Tool Extends to Schools and Colleges
In 2020, African Cassava Agronomy Initiative, (ACAI) Project, made the first steps of moving AKILIMO into the mainstream of the early academic system in Nigeria. Working together with project partners in various states, ACAI introduced AKILIMO to university, high school,
Dissemination of AKILIMO in southeast Nigeria
The African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) organized trainings in Kogi and Benue states Nigeria to train cassava farmers on how to use tailored fertilizer recommendation (FR) from AKILIMO decision support tools. The training featured EBI Multipurpose Cooperative Society, Lift
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ACAI Training of Trainers on AKILIMO Recommendations for Dissemination in Zanzibar
In late November 2020, African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) project conducted a training on the use of AKILIMO Decision Support Tools and the project monitoring and evaluation system to 138 extension agents and community village trade facilitator (CVTF) in Zanzibar
New National Cassava Development Strategy for Tanzania mainstreams AKILIMO to improving the crops’ value chain
AKILIMO will be a significant part of the projected growth and development of the cassava sector in Tanzania once a new development strategy for the crop has been approved. This came to the fore at a recent workshop held to
Ogun State of Nigeria adopts AKILIMO as part of the EA Agronomy package
Ogun state government has directed that all extension agents under the state’s Agricultural development program (ADP) be trained on how to use AKILIMO tools and provide cassava agronomy recommendations to cassava growers. The Ogun State Commissioner for Agriculture Dr Adeola