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Rice technology – building capacity in Western Kenya

Rice production in Kisumu county, Kenya, is increasing rapidly, thanks in part to 2SCALE’s capacity building programs. The program is practical, hands-on, and tailored to different groups – mostly farmers, but also input retailers, extension agents, and even managers and accountants from farmer cooperatives. The capacity building program is led by two private firms: Cool Trends, which specializes in farmer…

Mechanical Rice

Mechanization of farm operations can dramatically cut costs and improve quality. We’re working with two private firms to scale out low-cost mechanization options for rice farmers in Kisumu. Nyabon Enterprises provides equipment and trains service providers on operation and maintenance. Cool Trends leads the farmer training component. A range of equipment is available:  power tillers, rotavators, weeders, sprayers, harvesters, threshers,…

Seeing is Believing

U Min Zaw owns a 25-acre rice farm in Tei Tei Ku village, Kyaiklat Township, Ayeyarwady Delta. During the 2017 monsoon season, he attended IFDC’s farmer training, where he first learned about urea deep placement (UDP). Afterward, he wanted to test the technology for himself and learn the differences between UDP and farmer practices. As a well-established rice farmer, IFDC…

IFDC and Interprofessional Fund for Agricultural Research and Development (FIRCA) Sign MoU

IFDC and FIRCA signed an MoU to help increase rice yields in Côte d’Ivoire. The agreement was signed in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on Thursday, April 16 at IFDC’s International Workshop, “Bringing Balanced Fertilizers to the Market: Opportunities and Constraints.” http://bit.ly/1Fc3YLI

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