Month: October 2018

Seeds of Hope Episode 7: Sample Fields

The seventh episode from ISSD Burundi’s “Seeds of Hope” series covers the establishment of sample fields for cassava and banana. These fields provide for the multiplication of improved seed to farmers. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to view the rest of the episodes in this series and stay up-to-date with new videos from IFDC. The overall goal of ISSD, funded by the…

Seeds of Hope Episode 6: Warehouses

The sixth episode from ISSD Burundi’s “Seeds of Hope” series covers the building of warehouses for seed producers. By being able to store seed, these entrepreneurs have been able to sell seed at higher prices than before. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up-to-date with each new episode – and if you’re behind, find all the videos here. The overall goal…

Seeds of Hope Episode 5: Group Ordering

The fifth episode from ISSD Burundi’s “Seeds of Hope” series discusses a group ordering scheme the assists farmer groups in ordering larger quantities of improved seed. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up-to-date with each new episode – and if you’re behind, find all the videos here.  The overall goal of ISSD, funded by the Dutch Embassy in Burundi…

World Food Day: Eyes On Burundi

This World Food Day, our eyes are on Burundi. Read our interactive story to learn more about how farmers in Burundi are building resilience by growing and selling more food for better prices.

Seeds of Hope Episode 4: Pre-Order System

The fourth episode from ISSD Burundi’s “Seeds of Hope” series discusses a seed pre-order system which has allowed seed producers to better estimate the size of their market and the needs of farmers. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up-to-date with each new episode – and if you’re behind, find all the videos here. The overall goal of ISSD, funded…

Seeds of Hope Episode 3: Seed Packaging

The third episode from ISSD Burundi’s “Seeds of Hope” series discusses improved seed packaging introduced in Burundi. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up-to-date with each new episode – and if you’re behind, find all the videos here. The overall goal of ISSD, funded by the Dutch Embassy in Burundi from 2014 to 2018, is to promote rural economic development…

IFDC Evaluates Portable Soil Testing Kits

Smallholder farmers, particularly those in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, often lack access to soil testing laboratories to determine their soil’s fertility and the nutrients required to increase crop productivity. This causes farmers to apply fertilizer that may not meet their soil’s needs. One solution is the use of mobile soil testing kits that are inexpensive and easy to use.…

Achieving a Last-Mile Milestone: The ATT Seed Van Initiative

Most smallholder farmers in northern Ghana lack access to high-quality certified seed. They often use seed that they save from one season to the next. With saved seeds, these farmers barely produce enough to feed their household year-round. However, since the Feed the Future Ghana Agriculture Technology Transfer (ATT) project began in 2013, the situation has started to improve. To ensure that certified seeds get to rural farmers, ATT implemented the Seed Van Initiative. “Through our small grant support program, we provided 22 vans to seed producers that travel to hard-to-reach communities – at the last…

Seeds of Hope Episode 2: Irrigation

The second video from ISSD Burundi’s “Seeds of Hope” series documents the 10 irrigation projects ISSD assisted in co-financing. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up-to-date with each new episode – and if you’re behind, find all the videos here. The overall goal of ISSD, funded by the Dutch Embassy in Burundi from 2014 to 2018, is to…

New Video Series: Seeds of Hope for Burundi

IFDC’s ISSD Burundi project is releasing a new video series entitled “Seeds of Hope”. These mini-documentaries cover the various working areas and successes of the project such as demonstration fields, seed packaging, and irrigation. Watch the first video now, and subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up-to-date with each new episode. The overall goal of ISSD, funded by the…

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