Amanase near Suhum in the Eastern region of Ghana is a market center serving several adjoining communities. On one of its market days in February 2015 traders saw a “wonder maize” and its products displayed by Kwame Ani Amoako and Anim Amponsah—officers from the Crops Research Institute (CSIR-CRI) Ghana.
Putting Nitrogen Fixation to Work for Smallholder Farmers in Africa(N2Africa) is a project that is working to expand the farm area planted to grain legumes and enhance their yields to improve smallholder farmers’ incomes and food and nutrition security.
In Malawi, soybean is the lifeblood of thousands of smallholder farmers. It offers them a myriad opportunities: a readily available market, attractive farm-gate prices, and the potential to improve their nutritional security.
The USAID-funded and IITA-led program Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation (Africa RISING) is creating opportunities for smallholder farm households to move out of hunger and poverty…
There is a lot going for soybean (or ‘soya’) in Mozambique. Although a relative newcomer to the country, the crop offers vast income opportunities for smallholder farmers particularly those in the high rainfall areas…
For years, stakeholders in the cocoa industry in West Africa have been trying different approaches to influence, if not change, cocoa farmers’ “forest rent” practice to reduce the impact of related activities on the environment.
The Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) project was initiated with the aim of developing drought-tolerant maize varieties (DTMVs) with a potential yield of 1 t/ha under moderate drought conditions, increasing productivity under farmers’ conditions by 20-30%…
Evidence from research have shown that IITA had—by 2015—contributed to lifting over 4,306,621 people in sub-Saharan Africa out of poverty through the adoption of improved agricultural technologies developed by the Institute and its partners.
Results from an indicative cost-benefit analysis on the use of Africa RISING technologies in northern Ghana show that farmers are getting better economic returns from the project’s technologies.
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