Monthly Archives: May 2013

AATF Cassava Machanisation and Agro-processing Project (CAMAP) goes live in Zambia

The long awaited implementation phase of CAMAP project has at last come to being. This is after a lot of planning efforts which started with the acquisition of the technology and establishment of a project partnership between AATF and Zambia … Continue reading

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StrigAway Imazapyr Resistant maize has unique characteristics says Teacher Philip Ochieng

I am a geography and agriculture teacher at Sinyolo Secondary School and also a small-scale farmer in Kisumu North district, Nyahera division, Sidika village. I have about one and a quarter acres of land on which I grow maize, beans, … Continue reading

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StrigAway Imazapyr Resistant maize has changed my farming fortunes

I come from Itando village in Chavakali division of Vihiga district in Western Kenya. I have been a farmer since 2003. I practice what you would call intensive farming. I grow a mixture of crops like avocado, sweet potatoes, various … Continue reading

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Growing StrigAway maize has made my family food secure

My name is Daniel Ochieng Teti and I am a small scale farmer in Kisumu North district in Kenya. I grow various food crops such as maize, beans and millet. Growing maize is my most important farming activity as it … Continue reading

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Reaping the fruits of Imazapyr resistant maize

Vitalis Kwena Oduor is a small-scale farmer from Nyamwanga Village of Busia District in Western Kenya. He grows various crops including maize, beans, sorghum, cassava, ground nuts and sweet potatoes on his six acre piece of land. Vitalis’ farming experience … Continue reading

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Revitalizing maize production in Tanzania through Striga weed suppression

If all arable land in Tanzania could be put under maize, the most preferred cereal staple, it would feed the entire East African region. The most astonishing fact is that over 600,000 hectares have been rendered useless by Striga weed, … Continue reading

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The wonder seed that kills Striga

“I gave them the worst Striga-infested portion of my land,” says Pastor Timothy Nyagol Ochiel, a farmer in Simbiri village in Rachuonyo, Nyanza Province, Kenya. “Now it is the most Striga-free part of my farm.” He pauses for a while … Continue reading

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