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CGIAR Centers come together to showcase their contribution to Rwanda’s agriculture sector – IITA Blogs

CGIAR Centers come together to showcase their contribution to Rwanda’s agriculture sector – IITA Blogs

From 6-14 July 2022, CGIAR Centers in Rwanda, including the International Potato Center (CIP), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), , and the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT (The Alliance) participated in an Agriculture exhibition, to display its contribution to agriculture transformation through innovative research and […]

How far have we reached in the past two years through BXW App and 845 service? – IITA Blogs

How far have we reached in the past two years through BXW App and 845 service? – IITA Blogs

BXW APP The project conducted an impact survey for the past 2 years. The total number of respondents was 200 (150 Farmers and 50 Farmer Promoters). Results show that 85% of respondents increased knowledge on banana production, BXW control, and agronomic guidelines. Furthermore, Up to 76% confirmed that the BXW App helped to reduce BXW […]

Why is it important to use both analogue and digital approaches for scaling innovation? – IITA Blogs

Why is it important to use both analogue and digital approaches for scaling innovation? – IITA Blogs

The ICT4BXW project is scaling various digital innovations for BXW diagnosis and prevention to increase banana production across all districts of Rwanda. Scaling is not a one-size fits all approach. It includes various aspects that helpto channel the intended message to a wide range of audience depending on the medium that reaches them effectively. The […]

Digital tools to fight BXW disease – IITA Blogs

Digital tools to fight BXW disease – IITA Blogs

Farmers and Farmer Promoters (local extension agents) in Rwanda have expressed very positive sentiments about digital tools that have been deployed to support banana productionin the Country. We visited Farmer Promoters and Farmers from the project’s intervention sites and highlighted their perceptions about the digital tool’s performance at a farmer level. User experience: Testimony from […]

Engage beneficiaries and decision makers – IITA Blogs

Engage beneficiaries and decision makers – IITA Blogs

Technical workshop with policymakers for tools’ sustainability Thursday 24 March 2022, Stakeholders from the MINAGRI , Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA) and RAB held a technical workshop with ICT4BXW project team including Viamo, ARIFU, TUNGA and IITA. The workshop was convened to foster in-depth conversation about the digital and non-digital tools that have been developed […]

RISING FOOD PRICES

The rising cost of most staple food items in Nigeria has been very alarming in recent times in a country where the average earnings is about #11,000/month (NBS) and about 50% – 70% of income spent on feeding. This has contributed largely to our continuous rising inflation figures of 15% -17% ,increase in most food […]

CGIAR collaborates with Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB) to create Rwanda Soil Information Service – IITA Blogs

CGIAR collaborates with Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB) to create Rwanda Soil Information Service – IITA Blogs

Effective and adequate fertilizer and amendment applications to soil produce a good yield within an integrated soil management approach in a sustainable manner. It is important to gather relevant information about soil properties, including soil types, soil fertility, nutrient status, and soil acidity, to apply the correct quantity and quality of fertilizer and lime. This […]

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