AKILIMO

22 February 2018

ACAI first harvest of the Cassava Intercropped with Sweet potato trials

Four months after planting 102 trials for the Cassava intercropped with Sweet Potato (CIS) in the Islands of Unguja and Pemba, Zanzibar in the United republic […]
22 February 2018

ACAI in a Week: 2016 Trials Harvest

The IITA-ACAI project is in the harvest season for the 2016 cassava trials across several sites in both Nigeria and Tanzania. In Zanzibar, Dr Khatib Haji […]
22 February 2018

ACAI Donates Laptop Computers to PhD and Msc Students

The African Cassava Agronomy Initiative donated laptop computers to four master’s students and one PhD candidate all of whom are beneficiaries of the ACAI scholarship program […]
22 February 2018

Preliminary results indicate significant cassava response to fertilizer

First yield results of Nutrients Omission Trials (NOT) reveal significant responses to fertilizer. First data on the 34 NOT trails have been analyzed and it is […]
22 February 2018

Second season of ACAI field trial 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 […]
22 February 2018

Seeking To Understand Cassava Response to Fertilizer in Different Agro-Ecological Zones; Joy Adiele, PhD candidate

Joy Adiele is a PhD candidate at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. She is one of the pioneer students receiving operational support from ACAI project to […]
22 February 2018

Soil sampling laboratory and equipment training for IITA-ACAI partners

The African Cassava Agronomy Initiative, ACAI, conducted a training workshop on Laboratory and Equipment Use in Soil and Plant Sampling, Handling, Storage and Analysis for 16 […]
22 February 2018

ACAI In A Week: Field Monitoring

ACAI project activities in the field went characteristically a notch higher in respect to the expected seasonal weather changes. Nigeria is transitioning into its Harmattan season […]
22 February 2018

Project Synergy Through Harmonized Activities

The African Cassava Agronomy Initiative, ACAI, project implementation in close collaboration with partners gives importance to the uniformity of project activities to harmonize the processes and […]
22 February 2018

ACAI Training of Trainers for Effective Herbicides Use in Cassava Farms

The Effective and Safe Use of Herbicides in Cassava Fields training included practical demonstrations and hands on approach IITA’s African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) conducted a […]
22 February 2018

“Africa’s pathway out of poverty” – by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, World Food Prize Laureate Luncheon, October 20, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa

    Today, I will be speaking about Africa’s pathway out of poverty. For millions of rural poor, their aspiration is that they will make it […]
22 February 2018

ACAI sets pace for the 2018 project activities in Tanzania

  The African Cassava Agronomy Initiative team met on the 21st and 22nd of June in Zanzibar to review the second season results and plan for […]
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.