Saheed Abba, an onion farmer in Bagwai LGA, Kano State

Aerated Onion Storage System Saving Traders from Losses

Realizing that onion traders in Kano state lose up to 50% of their produce due to poor storage, SAA, through the Kano State Agro- Agropastoral Development Project (KSADP), introduced the Aerated Onion Storage Technology (AOST) in 2022 to replace the less-effective traditional onion storage systems.

Members of Apashi Woza MPCs packaging Biochar after production

Farmers in Nasarawa State Harness Biochar and Bokashi to Boost Yields and Incomes

In the Nasarawa State of Nigeria’s North Central region, members of two farmer groups, Dacewa MPCS Shabu and the Apashi-Woza Multipurpose Cooperative groups, are on a journey to improve their yields and income through the production and use of bokashi and biochar. 

Rice parboiling training in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

SAA Trains Extension Agents on Post-Harvest Management and Grain Quality Enhancement

Funded by The Nippon Foundation, SAA organized a program to train 110 extension agents from four states (Gombe, Jigawa, Nasarawa, and Kano) on post-harvest loss reduction and the improvement of grain quality.

Group photo with participants during the training of EAs on Quality Assurance in Sokoto, Nigeria

A Short Training Course Developed for Extension Agents on Quality Assurance in Partnership with 2 Universities in Nigeria

SAA’s Capacity-building unit teamed up with the Usman Dan Fodio University in Sokoto State and Bayero University in Kano State to launch a short-term certificate course focused on the production of high-quality food products.

Member of the Burkum Women MPCs

Women Farmers in Kano Join Forces to Start Strong Trading Group

Eager to escape harsh economic realities, 10 women in the Barkun region of Nigeria’s Kano State teamed up in 2021 to form an association for collective trading, Barkum Women Rice Processors.


【Special Interview】SAA's New Managing Director, Ms.Emiko Mutsuyoshi

Meet Ms. Emiko Mutsuyoshi, the dynamic individual assumed the role of Managing Director at SAA in January 2024!

Lady from the village giving her remarks- Kerekicho NSA model launch

Launch of SAA's Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Model Villages in Ethiopia

The Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) has recently celebrated the inauguration of two Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Model Villages (NSA-MVs) in Angacha in the SNNP region and Ana Sora District in Oromia region.


Malian Farmer Credits SAA for Transforming his Community’s Food Security

“There was a time when hunger loomed over us,” said Malian farmer Mamadou Djan Keita. “But now, with improved agricultural practices, rice is no longer a luxury but a staple in our diet,” he added.  


Integrated Soil Fertility (ISFM) helped Nigerian Farmer Slashes Labor Costs while and Boosting Yield

Abdulmumini Adamu has significantly reduced his labor costs by 85%, from NGN35,000 (USD46) to NGN5000 (USD7), since adopting minimum tillage on his quarter-hectare maize farm in the Tasha Garabi region of Nigeria’s Kano State.


From Struggling Farmer to Visionary Agricultural Entrepreneur in Nigeria

Mallam Idris Umar from Swa community in the Balanga Local Government of Nigeria’s Gombe State, has transitioned from agricultural strife into a visionary farmer, inspired by training and agricultural support from the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA). 

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"Walking with the Farmer: The journey of the Sasakawa Africa Assoication since 1986"

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Success stories
Voices from the Field Special Edition 2022

This is a special edition of the "Voices from the Field" articles.