AKILIMO

1 July 2019

ACAI Develops Akilimo Decision Support System For Cassava Farmers in Nigeria and Tanzania

ACAI has released its first field test version of the Akilimo decision support system in paper and application format. These will be used by extension agents […]
1 July 2019

ACAI Scaling Partners Trained on Measuring Farmer Level Results

The training was facilitated by ACAI Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist Saburi Adekunbi to create a common understanding of the ACAI results framework and data requirements […]
1 July 2019

Cassava Value Chain Stakeholders in Tanzania Commit To The Take Akilimo Tools To The Farmers

ACAI project in Tanzania hosted project partners in Dar es Salaam for the 2019 – 2020 season planning meeting in preparation for dissemination and scaling of […]
8 June 2019

ACAI team reflects on progress made in first quarter

Members of the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) met in Nigeria to discuss and evaluate on the progress made in the first quarter of the year, […]
23 May 2019

TAAT and ACAI trains stakeholders on Good Agronomy Technology Practice

The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) project in collaboration with the African Cassava Agronomy Initiatives (ACAI) conducted a training on the Good Agricultural Technologies’ Practices […]
23 May 2019

YARA Tanzania to partner with ACAI on dissemination of agronomy advice tools

YARA Tanzania, a subsidiary of the global fertilizer conglomerate Yara International AS has agreed to partner with ACAI in the dissemination the cassava agronomy decision support […]
23 May 2019

Point of View: Dr Meklit Chernet reflection on the ICT4D 2019 conference

The 11th Information Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) was held between April 30, and May 3, 2019, in Kampala Uganda. The conference brought together key stakeholder […]
7 May 2019

Akilimo Dashboard: ACAI develops a data management system for field activities and validation of agronomy advice tools

ACAI has developed a dashboard that will be used to curate project activity data and provide a real-time summary of results from field activities as entered […]
24 April 2019

ACAI combines machine learning, field trial data and crop models to optimize fertilizer recommendations

The ACAI site-specific fertilizer recommendation (FR) tool is built to provide optimized and economically beneficial recommendations to cassava growers. The tool considers local soil data, weather […]
8 April 2019

ACAI Extension Agents Trained for Dissemination of the Decision Support Tools

Africa Cassava Agronomy ACAI conducted a training of trainers for extension agents working with Oyo State Cassava Growers Association (OYSCGA). The training is the first of […]
22 February 2019

ACAI and Cassava Weed Management Project Merge

The African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) project and the Cassava Weed Management Project have merged into a single project. Both projects are funded by the Bill […]
2 December 2018

Modern cassava production turning around fortunes of Kisarawe

Mr. Petro Kagusi a cassava farmer from Kidete village, Mzenga ward, Kisarawe region, Eastern Tanzania is extremely happy with the new improved farming practices he has […]
25 September 2018

Choice Experiment to Understand Farmer Preferences for Technology Adoption

ACAI is carrying out a choice experiment exercise that is meant to help the project team understand the socioeconomic factors that influence cassava farmers’ readiness to […]
11 September 2018

ACAI holds Training of Trainiers to kick off DST validation in Tanzania

ACAI held a training of trainers for the Tanzanian development partners in August to kick off the validation of the ACAI decision support tools in the […]
11 September 2018

SG 2000 holds ACAI farmers’ field day in Anambra

ACAI development partner in Anambra state in Nigeria, Sasakawa Africa Association (SG2000) organized farmers’ field days to show case the results from ACAI research and validation […]
14 August 2018

ACAI Annual Progress Report 2017

As we move forward with research towards developing decision support tools for cassava growers and cassava value chain actors, we are happy to see the impressive […]
21 June 2018

ACAI at the GCP21 in Cotonou Benin

10 April 2018

ACAI Introduces ID Cards for Extension Agents and Cassava growers

African cassava Agronomy initiative has introduced Identity card for cassava growers and extension agents involved in the project activities. The project started issuing the card at […]
10 April 2018

ACAI to Start validation of the decision support tools

The IITA led African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) project has set the 2018 calendar of activities around running validation trails for the six decision support tools […]
22 February 2018

Second season of the ACAI field trials set up in Tanzania register remarkable success

For the first half of 2017, African Cassava Agronomy Initiative, ACAI, recorded remarkable field trials set up in the Southern Zone and Zanzibar project sites in […]
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).