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Nigerian farmers get free advisory services on cassava production via mobile phone

Nigerian farmers get free advisory services on cassava production via mobile phone

Nigerian farmers can now access extension and advisory services related to weed control, best planting practices, and other aspects of cassava production on their cell phones free of charge, thanks to the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI). The mobile telephony service is powered by Airtel using the 3-2-1 Service of Viamo. Farmers with Airtel sim…

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Danish company visits IITA-Abuja, seeks partnership for sourcing shea nut in Nigeria

Danish company visits IITA-Abuja, seeks partnership for sourcing shea nut in Nigeria

To sustain effective collection and utilization of shea nut for the benefit of key stakeholders, especially women, a two-member delegation comprising Mr Guillaume Noirot, Sourcing and Logistics Manager, AAK Benin Republic and Mr Arne Strauss, Project Manager, AAK Denmark, visited IITA-Abuja Station on 18 March. The visit was to explore opportunities for partnership with IITA…

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IITA Scientists carryout preliminary bird survey in Benin Republic
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IITA Scientists carryout preliminary bird survey in Benin Republic

A survey was carried out by IITA scientists in Drabo Forest Reserve (DRF), Benin Republic between 26 February and 4 March 2019, to assess the species diversification of birds. The survey was carried out in DRF due to its location in the Dahomey Gap as both forest and savanna bird species. In addition to bird…

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Akilimo Dashboard: ACAI develops data management system for field activities and validation of agronomy advice tools

Akilimo Dashboard: ACAI develops 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 by extension agents. The Akilimo Dashboard is a suite of code in R language combined with the Open Data Kit (ODK) data collection tools to form a data processing…

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