Avec la diminution de l’aide pour faire face à une liste croissante de problèmes dans les pays en développement, travailler de manière isolée pour relever des défis de nature similaire n’est plus une option.
Pour l’Institut international d’agriculture tropicale (IITA), qui a été mandaté pour mettre en œuvre un ambitieux programme d’adoption de nouvelles technologies en Afrique connu sous le nom de Technologies pour la transformation agricole en Afrique (TAAT), travailler en collaboration avec d’autres partenaires est évidemment la bonne chose à faire. Lorsque les organisations rassemblent leurs avantages comparatifs, elles peuvent maximiser l’impact et être plus efficaces dans la réalisation des résultats de développement.
Le Dr. Chrysantus Akem a participé à une réunion pour développer le nouveau Programme de transformation agricole de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (PTAAO/WAATP) lors d’un
APP FOR ANIMAL FEED THAT NEARLY DOUBLED THE PROFIT IN PILOT TEST IN TANZANIA
Feed Calculator, is an App co-created by a leading Dutch nutritionists and livestock experts in partnership with farmers in developing countries and tested by the NGO called BRAC and IITA in Tanzania. And the App is available now in Google Play Store, free for all smallholder poultry farmers all over the world.
Feed Calculator is an app that generates affordable qualify feed recipe for poultry from locally available ingredients, has the potential to be a game changer for poultry farmers as a result from its pilot testing saw a near doubling profits.
The pretest results showed that the broilers fed using recipes suggested by the app had an average 15% higher weight and that the app on average reduced the cost of feed by 31% compared to regular commercial feed. As a result, on average to 80% higher profit due to lower feed costs and higher weight of the birds.
IITA supported the pre... Read more
President of the Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, said this in a speech he delivered at the 50th anniversary celebration of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Nigeria.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) will invest US $24 billion dollars in agriculture as part of its Feed Africa programme- a strategy for agricultural development in Africa. President of the Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, said this in a speech he delivered at the 50th anniversary celebration of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Nigeria. Adesina emphasized that the goal of the Bank is to “ensure that Africa feeds itself within 10 years, and unlocks the full potential of its agriculture.” The IITA hosted a series of events to celebrate 50 years of excellence in research. Dignitaries attended the event from across the continent. The Institute recognized Adesina’s immense... Read more
"With growing numbers of disenfranchised youth around the world and a strong focus on finding opportunities for their engagement and employment, CGIAR is committed to finding ways to approach the topic and planning appropriate activities, especially through its second generation of research programs."
They are seeking organizations and individuals with expertise and experience in working with youth engagement, enterprise and employment, particularly (but not exclusively) in agriculture to join this workshop.
The workshop will take place in Montpellier, France, September 8-9th 2015