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We have talented farmers! 

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Resource ID

18508

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

ICT / Knowledge management, Market Access and Value Chains, Natural resource management, Soil and nutrient management, Water management

Crops

Dryland cereals, Pearl millets, Sorghum

Systems

Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

West and Central Africa, Mali

Global Date

03/Jul/2020

Title

We have talented farmers!

Keywords

Sorghum, Millet, USAID, Microdosing, Technology, West Africa, Mali, Mechanical seed drill, Farmer Field Schools, Africa RISING, ARDTSMS, Low level of mechanization, Adoption of the new technologies, Marketing opportunities, Feed the Future, Farmer Field School

Language

English

New ICRISAT Research Programs

West & Central Africa program

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1861-4, 03 July 2020

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/we-have-talented-farmers/

Description

Farmer Field Schools like the one Koné attended are part of Africa RISING’s large-scale Diffusion of Technologies for Sorghum and Millet Production Systems (ARDT_SMS) activity. From 2014 to 2019, seed multipliers under USAID Feed the Future ARDTM_SMS supervision have produced more than 403 tons of certified seeds. The Farmer Field Schools approach was used for dissemination of improved millet and sorghum varieties. Many farmers were able to increase their farm yield (51% for Sorghum and 72% for pearl millet), household food and nutritional intake, and income. In total, 261,197 farmers were trained and about 242,348 farmers have applied improved technologies, including fertilizer micro dosing technologies.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

03/Jul/2020

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