Crop Intensification with MINAGRI – Background

18 Jan 2013
Crop Intensification Project in partnership with Minagri / Rada - Background

 

Across all maize farmers in Nyagatare district, RDO is introducing new technologies in order to improve the crop yields achieved.

 

Training has included an introduction to value chain analysis, helping farms understand their costs and pricing strategies, as well as an introduction to modern farming methods and cultivation techniques.

Training is being carried out with farm across the region, and the 2011 measurements showed:

1 – A 20% Increase in the use of fertilizer

2 – 67% increased use of purchased, higher quality seeds
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