Digital technology helps increase farmers’ access to extension services

Part of the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA)’s role in Uganda is to support the government’s efforts toward efficient agricultural extension delivery.


Using ICT to enhance Mali’s seed sector efficiency

In the last three years, SAA has been keenly working on transforming Mali’s seed sector through the promotion of digital technologies.

SAA-Nigeria beneficiary farmer, Adamu Muhammed Hotoro poses with a USG Fertilizer applicator on his Maize adopter plot in Kano State, Nigeria.

SAA-Nigeria is helping farmers overcome soil degradation with the Urea Super Granules (USG) Fertilizer Applicator - The story of Adamu Hotoro

SAA-Nigeria is promoting the Urea Super Granule (USG) technology through the Kano state agropastoral development project, KSADP to support farmers in maximizing nutrient uptake by crops using the Urea Deep Placement  (UDP) method.


Training on soil improvement empowers Ethiopian farmers

In 2019, two farmers, brothers Debeso Sorra (57) and Gemeda Sorra (47), from Ethiopia’s Raya-Boda Kebele of the Ana Sora district in the Oromia region offered their land for the establishment of SAA’s Community Demonstration Plots (CDPs).


Regenerative agriculture training changes the fortunes of farmers in Nigeria

Farmers in northern Nigeria are reporting positive changes in their yields after embracing regenerative agriculture techniques like crop rotation and the application of manure.


SAA scholarship student visiting SAA-Mali

Mrs Camara Dembele is a doctoral student at the Ecole Doctorale des Sciences et Technologies du Mali (EDSTM). She has dedicated 13 years of her career in agricultural extension at the Office de la Haute Vallée du Niger, leading community development, natural resource management and research sections.


<Short movie>Catherine Kalembe; Eliminating Malnutrition one at a time in Uganda.

Uganda has been experiencing high rate of malnutrition as well as high birth rate. Children are given birth to when they are underweight or malnourished. That is why SAA has developed different interventions with a pillar of nutrition sensitive agriculture to try and mitigate the issues around malnutrition in both children and women of reproductive age.


<Short movie>Naome Mwidu, the Agro-processing Champion in Uganda

Pallisa Agri-business Training Association(PATA) in Kibuku district of the Eastern Region of Uganda is one of many One Stop Center Associations(OSCA) constructed by Sasakawa Africa Association. PATA trains and promotes crop value chain activities among the groups.


<Short movie>SAA-Uganda featured by UBC News on trainining activities for rurak women

In March 2022, SAA-Uganda office conducted technical training for rural women in Mubende and Kiboga districts, which was featured by Uganda's public national broadcaster, Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC).


<Short movie>Climate-smart agriculture in Nakaseke district, Uganda

A success story of a couple who has used climate-smart practices to realize more yields, safeguard the soil and be model farmers in Nakaseke district.

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