Read about push and pull plants to protect maize crops in the latest issue of African Farming.
As a sideline, they mention the use of sand to protect the young plant (funnel of leaves stage) from the FAW caterpillar. Who has more about this?
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This event highlights cassava value chain developments in Africa. Read summary below.
Full details on this event site: http://www.cmtevents.com/aboutevent.aspx?ev=171017& . Note that conference fee is USD 1295.
Zambia – Zambian Government in partnership with the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) has launched a Cassava Mechanisation and Agro Processing Project (CAMAP), to boost production. This year, Zambian Breweries invested US$ 2.2 million to empower 4,000 small-scale farmers engaged in cassava cultivation in Luapula Province. Plus, a K1.2 million cassava starch processing plant will also start operating in Mansa this September.
Uganda – Cassava production is estimated at 11.3 million tonnes annually in Uganda – mainly from its northern and eastern regions. Projects such as an ethanol extraction factory in Lira District has helped local cassava farmers. Plus, a $248m agricultural project is expected to benefit cassava farmers build capacity –...
What does business and private enterprise have to do with reducing poverty? And how does this compare with more conventional aid? Using a practical example, this short video animation (4 minutes) explains the market systems approach: creating widespread and lasting improvements in access to income, jobs, services and products for people living in poverty.
thank you Andre Vording for referring me to the interesting BEAMexchange website: https://beamexchange.org
To formulate policy, implement programmes, research and training modules to promote and strengthen the inclusion and mainstreaming of gender, youth and broader social development issues in Agricultural research and development programmes and projects by FARA
Duties and responsibilities
Reporting to the Director, Research and Innovation, the successful candidate shall perform inter-alia the following key duties but not limited to:
CABI has produced an evidence note and further information on the army worm crisis.
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The University of Sheffield’s Department of Geography would like to engage directly with local businesses, individuals and public institutes in Tanzania, and in particular the Kilimanjaro region, around the broad theme of agricultural and environmental management.
The objective of this 1-day workshop is to initiate an exchange of knowledge on experiences in agricultural practices and environmental management in order to explore innovations for enhancing food production whilst preserving soil and water resources. Specific areas to explore are:
1) Pesticide and fertiliser application, transport within the soil and diffuse pollution of surface water
2) Nutrient quantification and diffuse pollution monitoring technologies
3) Soil physical structure and soil health under different tillage and management practices
4) Soil amendments
These areas are at the core of the University’s expertise focused around the themes of soil health, sediment dynamics and erosion, pl... Read more
The Chatham House Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs is now inviting applications from emerging leaders and practitioners who are citizens of Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique or Tanzania to submit research projects under the topic of ‘Transition experiences and developments in relations between Central and Eastern Europe and sub-Saharan Africa’.
The parameters for the research topics have been designed in broad terms to allow applicants to devise a project that appeals to their own research interests. However, proposals should take into account the broader context of the project, which places particular reference on bilateral relations and cooperation, democratic transitions, institutional capacity-building, and public policy reform.
For more... Read more
The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is an insect-pest which causes major damage to more than 80 crop species, including economically important crops, such as maize, rice, sorghum, wheat, sugarcane, several other vegetable crops and cotton.
It was first officially reported in Nigeria in early 2016 and has been officially confirmed in 11 and suspected in at least 14 other African countries, as of April 2017. Read more here
As a recent meeting in Lusaka showed, Food Change Labs offer an innovative path towards greater diversity on the farm and on the plate in Zambia. Read below from IIED and Hivos
TANZANIA AGRI-INFRA EVENT
NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development has joined forces with seven Dutch research organisations to make funding available for use-inspired research tackling global challenges to the benefit of the most vulnerable people in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). Applications can be submitted by a senior researcher at one of the seven co-funding Dutch research organisations (Delft University of Technology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, UNESCO-IHE, University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University, VU University Amsterdam, Wageningen University & Research).
The main applicant must collaborate in a consortium executing the project and consisting of at least: one of the co-funding Dutch research organisations, and; one research organisation or practitioner organisation located in the Low and Middle Income Country (ies) that t is (are) targeted.
Members of this platform... Read more
The Irrigation Development Support Project (IDSP), an initiative of the Government of Zambia financed by the World Bank, will finance and establish irrigated farming developments at multiple sites in Zambia. A procurement process has now begun to select an irrigation manager and commercial farm investor for three priority sites in Chirundu, Mulfira and Chisamba districts.
Read more here , also for contacts at IDSP
A group of women entrepreneurs from the Netherlands will be visiting Tanzania.
The programme includes a learning journey, company visits, a March 8 women conference at the Netherlands embassy, matchmaking and the annual meetup of SAGCOT.
find more info in Dutch here: http://www.womennetherlands.com/#trades
To celebrate its 35th anniversary, vegetable seed company East-West Seed is launching a scholarship program that will enable 35 children of farmers to pursue undergraduate courses in agriculture.
The Simon Groot Scholarship will support farmers children that study agriculture related subjects. Named the "Simon Groot Scholarship Program for Agriculture", the program will provide an opportunity for 35 students - sons and daughters of farmers - to pursue an agriculture degree in public agriculture colleges and universities.
The scholarship pr
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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in partnership with University of Dar es Salaam School of Business, the International Foundation for Science (IFS), and Regional Universities Forum (RUFORUM) invites you to participate in the course “Science and Leadership for Transforming Institutions” in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 27 February through 10 March 2017. This course is part of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) 2015 -2020 Bilateral Capacity Building
Programme for Tanzania and other country programmes.
The overall objective of the course is to increase knowledge and competences in leadership and science to support young scientists in building more effective and robust institutions.
The course aims to give PhD students from African and European countries the opportunity to understand... Read more
The report of the Dairy Learning Labs held between 28 November and 2 December 2016 in Kagera region, Tanzania are available. AgriProFocus likes to thank the organisers for their effort in organising the events and especially in making a Swahili translation of the report.
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BARNEVELD, September 2016
PTC+ presents two innovative, international products on poultry knowledge and education, a blended learning (E-learning, distance learning) training on poultry management and the Poultry Innovation Lab.
In many areas of Tanzania the natural high concentration of fluoride in water sources cause teeth to color brown and other health problems. Therefore, the removal of fluoride is one of the main objectives. In partnership TNO developed a new technology on solar heat, which was tested in Tanzania last months. The results are encouraging.