AKILIMO

19 October 2020

ACAI Trains Tanzania Government Extension Agents for AKILIMO Dissemination

The African Cassava Agronomy Initiatives (ACAI) project held training session for the government extension officers on the use of Fertilizer Recommendation (FR), Weed Management and Best […]
1 October 2020

ACAI Begins Training Recipients of the Cassava-Fund Bank Loan in Tanzania

Months after the launch of the program to finance cassava farmers in Handeni district, coastal region of Tanzania, ACAI project conducted a series of trainings on the use of the AKILIMO agronomy advice tools and the proper interpretation of the recommendations deployed by the tools.
30 September 2020

ACAI and GROWSEL in Partnership to Promote AKILIMO in Nigeria

African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) project has entered a partnership with Growsel, an award-winning financial inclusion nonprofit Agro-Tech startup to facilitate the use the ACAI developed […]
11 September 2020

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 […]
20 August 2020

AKILIMO Cameo at the 2020 Nane Nane Show in Tanzania

ACAI as one of the projects under IITA with partners TARI, MEDA and local governments was participated in the 2020 Nane Nane farmers exhibition, an annual […]
25 July 2020

Nigeria Government Agencies to Integrate AKILIMO Tools into the National Extension Package

Nigeria’s National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS- https://naerls.gov.ng/) is in talks with the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) project towards the integration of AKILIMO into government extension package in Nigeria. NAERLS is one of the 18 National Agricultural Research Institutes (NARIs) under the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD).
24 July 2020

KOLPING Society of Nigeria Debuts Weekly Radio Program to Promote the Use of AKILIMO Tool

KOLPING Society of Nigeria debuted a radio program to sensitize cassava farmers in Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria, about applying improved agronomic practices by following recommendations given by the AKILIMO decision support tools. The radio program will be aired weekly by FLO-FM (94.9) radio station as a 30-minute interactive session.
10 July 2020

ACAI Rolls out Pretest for the Farmers’ Field Guide in Nigeria and Tanzania

The African Cassava Agronomy Initiative project has placed a high priority on creating materials that will help both partners and end users to easily understand, use […]
10 July 2020

AKILIMO Incorporated in Cassava Farmer Financing Program by Top Agricultural Banks in Tanzania

AKILIMO agronomy advice tools for cassava farming will be an integral part of the new program by the Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank and National Microfinance Bank […]
22 June 2020

Scientists from IITA, Wageningen and University of Florida are Optimizing Crop Models for Improved Predictions

The African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) project scientists are working on optimizing crop models to improve the prediction of the AKILIMO decision support tools. The team is evaluating the performance of the Light Interception and Utilization (LINTUL) and Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) to predict the attainable yield of cassava under well managed agronomic field trial.
22 June 2020

State Governments in Nigeria Offer Land to ACAI for Demonstration and Training

Four state governments in the south of Nigeria have allowed the African Cassava Agronomy Project (ACAI) project and its partner Sasakawa Africa Association (SG2000) to set up cassava demonstration and training plots for the AKILIMO decision support tools at all their zonal skill development locations.
15 June 2020

ARIFU FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS EDUCATION TRAINING IN TANZANIA

The African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) in a joint effort with ARIFU has ensured the continuation of training farmers in Tanzania during the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the semi lockdown and other measures out in place by health agencies to infections and spreading of the corona virus. ACAI and ARIFU have been carrying out virtual trainings with extension agents and farmers through teleconference phone calls.
15 June 2020

ACAI Partners Establishes 492 Training Plots for Scaling AKILIMO

Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC) one of the ACAI primary partners has established and planted 492 validation trial sites for AKILIMO and additional 46 demonstration sites across the ecological zones where ACAI is operating in Tanzania.
28 May 2020

JPDM and UAM Gradually Resume Training of Farmers while Adhering to COVID-19 Safety Measures

Extension agents working under the Justice Development and Peace Movement (JDPM), Oyo and the University of Agriculture Makurdi have concluded plans to resume training activities previously halted by the COVID-19 lockdown across the country under a cautious regime. The training activities will adhere strictly to the rules on physical distancing set by the country on COVID 19, coordinators from JPDM and UAM have said.
28 May 2020

ACAI in New Partnership with Kolping Society of Nigeria

Kolping Society of Nigeria is the new addition to the ACAI project list of partners that will be instrumental in scaling the use of the AKILIMO decision support tools. Kolping Society of Nigeria is a faith-based organization that promotes social action for human development. The organization will integrate AKILIMO tools content as part of their training materials for farmers growing cassava within their membership location.
28 May 2020

ACAI Partners and Local Government Officials continue Training on AKILIMO in Tanzania

A collaboration between ACAI partners and the local government authorities in Tanzania has ensured a continuation of stakeholder trainings and farmer sensitization during the coronavirus pandemic. Kilimo Joint a capacity building and agricultural consulting enterprise and eSOKO an agricultural digital solutions company and an ACAI primary partner have teamed with government officials of Mkuranga District in the Eastern Zone of Tanzania to conduct training for selected new project partners and farmers on the use of fertilizer in growing cassava as recommended by the AKILIMO decision support tools.
16 May 2020

Creating A Cassava Farmer Database in Tanzania for Tailored Advice

ACAI project is partnering with eSOKO, a digital solutions company operating in the agricultural sector, to collect data on cassava farmers in Tanzania and profile them in order to develop and provide them with tailored information. eSOKO is an agricultural profiling and messaging service provider that empower rural populations and the organizations that work with them through information dissemination across sub-Saharan Africa.
15 May 2020

ACAI In Tanzania Goes Virtual To Keep Going During Pandemic

African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) has started interacting with partners and farmers virtually in Tanzania because of covid-19. The project has taken steps to minimize the exposure to infection for both staff, partners and farmers. This is in respect to the guidelines by health officials in the country to avoid unnecessary contact and to keep a safe distance.
15 May 2020

OYSCGA adopts new measures dissemination AKILIMO despite COVID -19

One of the ACAI project primary partners, Oyo State Cassava Growers Association (OYSCGA), has been forced to change their operational procedures to keep farm activities going […]
15 May 2020

ACAI digital extension & advisory specialist joins Oyo team to mitigate the impact of COVID-19

The Digital Extension & Advisory Services Specialist, Godwin Atser has been appointed by the Oyo State government as a member of the Oyo State COVID-19 Food […]
19 October 2020

ACAI Trains Tanzania Government Extension Agents for AKILIMO Dissemination

The African Cassava Agronomy Initiatives (ACAI) project held training session for the government extension officers on the use of Fertilizer Recommendation (FR), Weed Management and Best […]
1 October 2020

ACAI Begins Training Recipients of the Cassava-Fund Bank Loan in Tanzania

Months after the launch of the program to finance cassava farmers in Handeni district, coastal region of Tanzania, ACAI project conducted a series of trainings on the use of the AKILIMO agronomy advice tools and the proper interpretation of the recommendations deployed by the tools.
30 September 2020

ACAI and GROWSEL in Partnership to Promote AKILIMO in Nigeria

African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) project has entered a partnership with Growsel, an award-winning financial inclusion nonprofit Agro-Tech startup to facilitate the use the ACAI developed […]
11 September 2020

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 […]