Building the Africa We Want

AN INTERACTIVE PLATFORM FOR EXPLORING STORIES OF IMPACT

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Projects: Kenya

Farm attachments: Students and farmers learning together

Proactive and closely mentored farm attachment programmes have the potential to help farmers innovate and at the same time develop student skills and social commitment. This example particularly focuses on assisting women farmers with innovations.

Beans for Africa: University research linking Private Sector with farmers

Addressing the challenge of short day length and disease, this RUFORUM grantee worked closely with farmers to develop export quality runner bean lines suitable for cultivation under tropical conditions. These efforts were then extended in projects to add value and market the beans.

Engaging Universities to Strengthen Agricultural Value Chain

The Project has enabled Farmer Associations to develop their business plans, initiate contract farming, produce striga tolerant seed maize, increased sorghum and soya production, improved management and built the capacity of the Farming Associations to undertake value addition