AKILIMO

5 March 2020

IITA Technologies to be Featured in the Newly Formed Cassava Producers and Processors Association in Tanzania

Cassava value chain actors in Tanzania launched an association that will act as an umbrella body to address issues facing cassava producers and processors in the […]
5 March 2020

ACAI Trains Farmers and Extension Agents on Cassava Weed Management in Tanzania

ACAI conducted six training of trainers (TOTs) events at various locations in Eastern and Lake Zones in Tanzania on the effective methods of managing weeds that […]
1 February 2020

ACAI to Prioritize Scaling and Dissemination of AKILIMO in the Project’s 2020 Activities

ACAI project uses capacity building activities for the project partners as part of the scaling strategy for the AKILIMO tools to reach a wider audience within the cassava growing areas.
2 July 2019

ACAI Tools For Cassava Agronomy Advice Are Ready For Nigerian Farmers

The first field test version of the ACAI developed Akilimo decision support tool was introduced to the partners working with ACAI in Nigeria during a pre-launch […]
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 […]
5 March 2021

Former President of Zanzibar hails ACAI Project Work on the island

The former President of Zanzibar Amani Abeid Karume praised the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) project for its efforts to disseminate and promote good agricultural practices […]
5 March 2021

ACAI Bundling AKILIMO with Agro-Services Through Strategic Partnerships for Sustainability

In October of 2020, two banks in collaboration with government agencies and development partners in Tanzania launched an initiative to finance cassava growers with a million […]
25 February 2021

Bank Financed Cassava Farmers Reduce Farm Costs by Applying AKILIMO Recommendations

According to the survey results, 99% of the farmers confirmed to have implemented recommendations for best planting practices such as site selection, land preparation, weed control, and spacing (1mx1m). The farmers also adopted to grow the high yielding mkuranga1 cassava variety, as opposed to the previous planted local varieties.
25 January 2021

Awareness on AKILIMO Tool Extends to Schools and Colleges

In 2020, African Cassava Agronomy Initiative, (ACAI) Project, made the first steps of moving AKILIMO into the mainstream of the early academic system in Nigeria. Working […]