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  • Burkina faso 13 June 2019

    Mango Exports on the Rise Again in Burkina Faso as a Result of Research

    Les producteurs de mangues du Burkina Faso ont repris le contrôle des attaques des mouches des fruits, ces petits insectes nuisibles qui ont déjà dévasté des vergers entiers de mangues dans la sous-région. Avec une surveillance et un contrôle amélioré des mouches des fruits, ce pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest a vu sa production de mangues passer de 90.000 tonnes en 2017, à 200.000 tonnes en 2018, selon l’interprofession de la filière mangue du Burkina Faso (APROMAB). En termes de progression, cela représente une augmentation de 115 %.

  • Burkina faso 12 June 2019

    Research Collaboration Stimulates Plantain Cultivation in Burkina Faso

    By 2014, farmers in Burkina Faso had little experience cultivating plantain. “Plantain cultivation in Burkina Faso was rare at the time,” says Paul Iboudou, a veteran research technician with the Western region of the Agricultural and Environmental Research Institute of Burkina Faso (INERA). Fueled by a new form of regional research collaboration facilitated by the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAAP), INERA imported three improved cultivars (PITA, FHIA, and Big Ebanga) from neighboring Cote d’Ivoire.

  • Nigeria 23 May 2019

    Early Signs of Boon for Businesses as Seed Laws are Harmonized

    Enterprises in West Africa are now delivering seeds across borders quicker and in larger quantities as a regional rule allowing the free movement of people and vital goods sets in. Not only are businesses seeing an increase in profits as a result of expanding market opportunities, but the poor smallholder farmers are also able to access quality and certified seeds at the start of the planting season.

  • Nigeria 23 May 2019

    The Trending Nigerian Blue Collar Jobs in Aquaculture

    Innovative aquaculture practices brought about the West Africa Agriculture Productivity Program are opening new employment opportunities for young Nigerians. Several years after communities were trained in fish farming, integrated aquaculture, and new ways of producing quality fingerlings, thousands of youths and families have either joined fish farming or expanded their farms and as a result, increasing their incomes and livelihoods.

  • Nigeria 23 May 2019

    Private Investments Jolt Fish Feed Production in Nigeria

    Fish feed production has seen a remarkable increase in Nigeria recently as a result of private investments. The renewed willingness of public research institutions to work in collaboration and partnership with established private businesses is proving vital in the production and distribution of critical aquaculture technologies and inputs across Nigeria. Triton, one of Nigeria’s largest fish producers is partnering with Nigerian Institute for Oceanography(NIOMR ) to produce fish feed at its Badore Fish Farm, on the outskirts of the economic capital, Lagos. About 180 metric tons of extruded floating fish feed is produced monthly representing about 2200 metric tons per year. For a country experiencing both growths in the aquaculture value chain and the demand for fish feed, this is a substantial relief.

  • Nigeria 23 May 2019

    WAAPP Gender-Sensitive Technology Uplifts Women’s Dignity

    Incomes of women in rural Africa could sometimes be laughable as they tend to be considerably low for survival. For all their contributions to the upkeep of the household, they often have restrained rights and little or no voice in decision making. Combined with cultural restrictions, they become more vulnerable. In Muslim-dominated communities such as northern Nigeria, some of the ‘cultural norms’ mean they cannot fully participate in income-generating activities despite their willingness to do so.

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