Month: April 2016

Feed the Future Nigeria Agro-Inputs Project Awards Certificates for Agro-Input Dealers

The Feed the Future Nigeria Agro-Inputs Project awarded 36 agro-input dealers with Certificates of Participation on April 21, 2016, in the capital city of Abuja, Nigeria. The ceremony was held in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the National Agro-Input Dealers’ Association. The awards were presented in recognition of the agro-dealers’ commercial success and as…

VFRC Executive Director to Give Keynote Speech at Symposium

Prem Bindraban, VFRC Executive Director, will present the keynote speech at the Stamicarbon 13th Urea Symposium to be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, May 9-12, 2016.

We Like Likie!

Last July, Ethiopian firm GUTS Agro, in partnership with 2SCALE, launched Supermoms. The highly nutritious baby food – made from a corn-soya blend – is aimed at helping low-income families and nursing mothers nutritiously feed their children. After Supermoms’ successful rollout in southern Ethiopia, GUTS Agro and 2SCALE devised a marketing plan – called the Likie model – to promote…

Gender Sensitization Through Mobile Cinema

leaders from CATALIST-2 offer gender sensitivity training through mobile cinemas and workshops, allowing farmers to see first-hand the benefits of gender inclusivity in farmer organizations.

Open House Demonstrates Performance of Hybrid Maize in Muyinga, Burundi

Seed quality is essential for higher yields, climate resistance and farmer profitability, but producers in Burundi often lack access to affordable, high-quality seeds. IFDC’s Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) project works with farmers, agronomists and seed entrepreneurs to expand the nation’s seed sector.

Micronutrients Stakeholder Workshop

VFRC and IFDC are co-organizing a “Micronutrients Stakeholder Workshop” about the potential of agronomic bio-fortification to enhance human nutrition and health in the Netherlands on April 5, 2016. Join us. A background document titled: “Micronutrient management for improving harvests, human nutrition, and the environment” can be downloaded here.

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