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Agribusiness-based Advisory Services (ABAS) project, update 02
March 28, 2018Knowledge activity
Agribusiness-based Advisory Services (ABAS) project, update 02
Theme: Inclusive Business

In September 2017, the main key questions resulting in an analytical framework were formulated for the collaborative learning trajectory “Agribusiness-based Advisory Services”. In the second phase, the team selected 29 cases for the eplorative study and discussed the draft findings with core group partners on March 15, 2018. »

January 9, 2018Knowledge Portal
Beyond striga management: Learning videos enhanced farmers’ knowledge on climate-smart agriculture in Mali

This article assesses the climate smart agricultural practices triggered by learning videos on integrated striga management, soil fertility and cost-benefit evaluation practices. »

Agribusiness-based Advisory Services (ABAS) project, update 01
November 14, 2017Knowledge activity
Agribusiness-based Advisory Services (ABAS) project, update 01
Theme: Inclusive Business

In the first phase of the Agribusiness-based Advisory Services (ABAS) project, the main key questions have been identified resulting in an analytical framework. Within that framework relevant experience, information and potential cases have been identified that could help answer the study questions. »

Agribusiness-based Advisory Services (ABAS): a collaborative learning trajectory
August 15, 2017Knowledge activity
Agribusiness-based Advisory Services (ABAS): a collaborative learning trajectory
Theme: Inclusive Business

Small-scale farmers in developing countries can profit substantially from advisory service delivery by agri-food companies. Agribusinesses are invited to join a collaborative learning trajectory to improve their private models for advisory services. This trajectory is a joint initiative of KIT, DADTCO, Moyee Coffee and Agriterra, with the support of the F&BKP. »

January 29, 2017Knowledge Portal
Agricultural extension messages using video on portable devices increased knowledge about seed selection, storage and handling among smallholder potato farmers in southwestern Uganda

This article demonstrates that showing agricultural extension videos significantly increased farmers’ knowledge of recommended practices on seed selection, storage and handling. The video messages were delivered through Android tablets to a sample of potato farmers in southwestern Uganda. This research suggests that videos should be crop and context specific, featuring model farmers to maximize the potential of videos to leverage knowledge farmers already possess but may not be confident enough to use. »

December 30, 2016Knowledge Portal
Building agricultural networks of farmers and scientists via mobile phones: case study of banana disease surveillance in Uganda

This article in the Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology highlights an important challenge that is threatening agriculture in Africa: the difficulty in collecting timely data on disease spread and effectiveness of on-farm control methods. This study served as a case study for assessing the viability of a participatory GIS (Geographic Information System) to enable a plant diagnostics network with fieldworkers. »