Empowering people with disabilities

In Nigeria and several other African countries, many People with Disabilities (PwDs) are resource-constrained, with some resort to begging for alms on the streets. In 2018, SAA-Nigeria initiated a program to empower PwDs, in the Tudun Wada community of Kano state, northwest Nigeria.


New technology helps farmers improve onion shelf life

Due to postharvest losses, related to gaps in the proper storage of produce, Nigeria loses as much as 50 percent of its onion harvests.


Improving livelihoods through rice value chain investments

With the large volume of paddy produced in Kano state, SAA-Nigeria is enriching the lives of small-scale processors, by building the capacity of rice value chain actors.


[Publication] The 2022 edition of Voices from the Field released

SAA has released the 2022 edition of Voices from the Field.

SAA Nigeria CD hands over a starter kit to a beneficiary farmer in Kano

SAA-Nigeria Commences Starter Packs Distribution in Kano

Along with its Regenerative Agriculture (RA) pillar, SAA-Nigeria has commenced the distribution of dry season farm inputs starter packages for host farmers.


Creating jobs for youth through Market-Oriented Horticulture Production in Uganda

Peter Vundru, 23 years old, is from Adjumani district in Uganda and was forced to drop out of school, due to a lack of income for school fees. Being a resourceful man, staying unemployed was not an option. Inspired by his parents who had a backyard garden for their livelihood, Peter started growing tomatoes, cabbage, and okra and has become a successful entrepreneur and model in his community.


Developing agribusiness through Community-based Seed Multiplication in Nigeria

Chiromawa community, Kura LGA, Kano state Nigeria, is an area considered the rice hub of the state due to the enormous resources endowed with rice cultivating, processing, and other value chain activities by smallholder farmers. Howeve


Facilitating access to agricultural credit for women in Mali

The Siranikoto Production Post Harvest and Trade Center (PHTC), supported by SAA-Mali, has 41 groups of Community Savings for Investment in Agriculture (CSIA). Each group constitutes an average of 20 members and the groups saved 4,773,400 FCFA (USD7,343) in 2022.


From unemployment to business ownership

In December 2019 the Misrak Agro dealers’ group was organized under the IMPACT project in the Amhara Region’s Bure Zuria district. Starting with three members, the group has grown to five (three women) members with the goal of promoting improved post-harvest technologies and creating jobs for the youth, whose educational background ranges from 10th grade to BSc degree.


Odyeny left the army for farming | Monitor-Uganda

Many government servicemen ponder on what to do next after retiring from serving the country. However, Bosco Odyeny a resident of Akadikum village in Otuke Town Council in Otuke District, made a decision to start farming and like the saying goes, “enkumbi terimba”, he has never regretted taking this step.

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Voices from the Field Special Edition 2022

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