Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 September 2018 at 08:06

How big is the potato yield gap in Sub-Saharan Africa and why? A participatory approach


This study (PDF) in Open Agriculture is an attempt to develop an innovation consultation approach for yield gap assessment in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), based on syngergies between modelling techniques and historical non-published data of potato experiments.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 30 November 2017 at 11:49

With drip irrigation, you can double your crop yield!

With irrigation you can grow vegetables in the dry season

Low cost drip irrigation saves water, lets you grow more tomatoes and double your profits.

Drip irrigation applies water drop by drop

The slow drip keeps the soil loose so water and air can reach the roots. Drip irrigation is not as stressful for the plants as flood irrigation, where the soil gets very wet all at once and then dries out. With drip irrigation the water reaches slowly and steadily deep into the soil. The drops do not touch the tomato flowers and do not knock them off.

Drip irrigation helps avoid diseases. And if you do spray a product against pests, drip irrigation does not wash it off.

Check out relevant videos: https://www.accessagriculture.org/category/65/vegetables

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 17 November 2017 at 08:09

Planning all activities related to production and marketing before  planting is a better way of maximizing crop yield, are you agree with me? 

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thank for sharing Adria!In my opinion, your statement is right 100% and a good farmer entrepreneur have to follow it.

1 year 2 months ago

Rolf Schinkel I like your planful approach, but accept some uncertainty. If you wait until everything is planned, you'll never start!By the way: welcome to Organised Farmers!

1 year 2 months ago

Adria NYIRANSENGIYUMVA it would be better to apply horticulture values chains to increase its production but it seems difficult due to high financial means even technology, what does required to suppose in other to increase its yield without focusing on those too as its production still at low quantity and quality ?

1 year 1 month ago