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Commercial licensing for multiplication of TEGO® and TELA®

  • Jonga Munyaradzi
  • j.munyaradzi@aatf-africa.org

Improved maize varieties often do not reach the hands of farmers in Sub-Saharan African countries due to limited investments in the seed production sector close to communities growing this key staple food. The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) has successfully overcome this challenge by setting up public-private ventures for commercial multiplication of high yielding drought-tolerant TEGO® and TELA® maize. Enterprises …

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Axial flow thresher and improved quality polishing

  • Ernest Asiedu
  • e.asiedu@cgiar.org

Threshing is the process of separating rice grain from the chaff that surrounds it, and polishing is where the outermost bran layers are removed. Both these operations are of great importance to enhance the cooking quality and palatability of rice which pushes up its value when sold on markets. Most rice farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa use traditional methods where the …

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Biological control of the pod borer Maruca vitrata with exotic parasitoids

  • Manuele Tamo
  • m.tamo@cgiar.org

The pod borer Maruca vitrata (Fabricius) causes extensive damage to cowpea, not seldom reaching up to 80% yield loss. Recent advances in its control are based on releases of two specific parasitic wasps which were supplied by the World Vegetable Center labs in Taiwan. Introductions across Benin and Burkina Faso have indicated a reduction in the pod borer population greater …

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“Six Steps” cassava weed management

  • Friday Ekeleme
  • f.ekeleme@cgiar.org

Weed encroachment of fields is a major constraint in the production of cassava across Sub-Saharan Africa because farmers generally do not take adequate and timely measures to keep weed covers low. The planting arrangement of cassava and its slow canopy development make the crop susceptible to encroachment by weeds in the first 10-16 weeks of cultivation. When weeds are abundant …

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RiceAdvice digital support

  • Kazuki Saito
  • k.saito@cgiar.org

Information about the best agronomic and management strategies for rice cultivation is hard to access by millions of farmers in remote parts of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) because few have adequate means of communication and literacy levels. Besides this, available extension services are providing generalized recommendations that are not adapted to the soil fertility and weed pressure levels in paddy fields, …

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Motorized weeders for rice production (cut and bury)

  • Ernest Asiedu
  • e.asiedu@cgiar.org

Keeping encroachment of rice crops by weeds under control is a major problem for millions of smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) that clear paddy fields by hand, owing to the high labour-demand and large cost of this traditional practice. Poor management of weed is estimated to be responsible for grain yield losses of at least 2.2 million tons per …

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IITA Herbicides Calculator

  • Godwin Atser
  • g.atser@cgiar.org

Widespread abuse of pesticides (herbicides inclusive) is common due to poor calibration of spray tanks. Farmers either overdose or underdose during application of pesticides. The IITA Herbicides Calculator helps farmers and spray service providers to estimate correctly, the quantity of herbicides to be added to knapsack sprayers and promotes the effectiveness of herbicides.

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Foliar micronutrient addition for healthier rice

  • Ernest Asiedu
  • e.asiedu@cgiar.org

Rice crops need a small but adequate amount of elements like magnesium, calcium, copper, zinc, manganese and boron to achieve high levels of grain yield and nutritional value. Availabilities of such micronutrient in soils are low across most rice growing areas of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) owing to the very old age and high weathering status of soils, along with insufficient …

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