Mali
January.4.2022

Media field day organized in Mali

From 22 to 25 December 2021, a media field day was conducted at two PHTC (POST HARVEST TRAINING CENTRE) namely Dacoumani, Koloniboudio and the University of Segou to identify and share success stories of SAA interventions as well as lessons learned at national level

Nigeria
December.8.2021

From begging to production: The case of self-help group for the physically challenged in Billiri, Gombe State, Nigeria

Physically Challenged Farmers MPCS Billiri in Gombe state is a group formed over a decade ago with the aim to support themselves in day-to-day wellbeing. Nevertheless, members continue to beg in the streets of Billiri town for survival until SAA’s intervention in 2018, they were mobilised and sensitized on the benefits of self-help group.

A village in Angacha-woreda, the damage of soil erosion can be observed. (Oct.15 2021)
Ethiopia
November.11.2021

[A Student-Correspondents’ Report -vol.2] “Challenges in the Field and a New Strategic Plan. - An Example of Soil Erosion in Ethiopia.”

In September 2021, Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) has released a New Strategic Plan (2021-25) to overcome the rapidly changing challenges on the field and to achieve sustainable agricultural production and development in Africa. In this report, I will discuss the soil erosion problem in Ethiopia, the current approach, and what SAA should do in the future, which is one of the reasons why the first pillar, "sustainable, resilient, and regenerative agriculture to improve soil health and inc...

Nigeria
October.12.2021

<Short movie> SAA implementing Kano State Agro-Pastal Development Project (KSADP), Nigeria

SAA is taking a part in Kano State Agro-Pastal Development Project (KSADP), Nigeria, for Crop Value-chain Development Component in partnership with Islamic Development Bank and Kano State Government, among others. The project period is 2021-2025 and aims to increase crop productivity and income of farmers through capacity building.

Getachew and his wheat plot
Ethiopia
September.19.2021

[A Student-Correspondents’ Report -vol.1] “Challenges in the Field and the SAA Approach. - An Example of Wheat Rust Disease.”

We are pleased to present a field report prepared by Mr. Takatase, a student of Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, with whom SAA is conducting a field survey.

Permagarden host farmer in  Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Ethiopia
September.8.2021

Improved household nutrition and livelihood resilience through permagardening

Permagarden is a small-scale permanent garden established around homes to provide diverse diets for families year-round. The permagarden approach combines the best practices of permaculture (permanent agriculture) and bio-intensive agriculture models, with the former focusing on design principles for using natural systems for production and the latter on maximizing soil and plant health and increasing biodiversity through sustainable practices for maximum yield.

Awa Damba, a chair-lady of female farmer groups at the Production Postharvest handling and Trade Center (PHTC) of Siranikoto
Mali
June.22.2021

“I can now share with my community that food is medicine” - A story about how SAA created awareness on nutrition at rural villages.

Awa Damba, a chair-lady of female farmer groups at the Production Postharvest handling and Trade Center (PHTC) of Siranikoto, Kayes Region of Mali, established by Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA). Awa is a host farmer of the Community Demonstration Plots (CDPs) set by SAA to promote improved farming practice for rice especially for women group and actively participates in several agro-processing activities including parboiling rice and groundnut butter processing. She is also a member of the co...

Mali
May.19.2021

Production and marketing of produce related to SHEP approach at Dacoumani

In order to reduce poverty among the most vulnerable members of the farming community and to involve producers in market survey for their production, SAA through the Smallholder Horticulture Empowerment and Promotion (SHEP) approach has undertaken activities to support women's groups.

Better agricultural practices enabled Henry to purchase a truck
Uganda
May.17.2021

“SAA has built my capacity, and I can now train fellow farmers” – A story about how good agricultural practices introduced by SAA improves livelihoods

Henry Sebyala, a father of five living in the Nakaseke district of Uganda, has seen his productivity and income increase as a result of Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) interventions.

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