Two ACAI project partners in Tanzania, YARA Fertilizers and
Kilimo Joint have struck a collaboration that will see them engage secondary
partners to scale and disseminate AKILIMO agronomy advice tools in the country.
The partnership has been developed after months of
discussion between representatives of the institutions and ACAI team consisting
of Fredrick Baijukya, ACAI project coordinator for Tanzania and Thompson
Ogunsanmi, the project scaling specialist.
Psaltry International Limited (PIL) commences reviewing its operational plans to in order to integrate the use of AKILIMO agronomy advice tools. PIL, a primary partner in the ACAI project has been part of the AKILIMO research and development process since the inception of the project in 2016.
When we started to implement the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative project plans for 2020, together with our partners we were very optimistic of the outcomes to be achieved in the course of the year. We believed that 2020 will be the crowning year for ACAI. For the past four years, ACAI has carried out research and developed agronomic recommendation tools. We proudly called it AKILIMO, ready to supply advice to cassava growers in Nigeria and Tanzania.