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USING MAIZEFINDER

MaizeFinder is designed to help maize breeders and other users of information from maize breeding research to find information they need quickly and easily. It provides very powerful search facilities, which enables you to combine different criteria in order to quickly extract the most relevant data. It also permits you …

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Sweetpotato Seed Systems: A Farmer Trainers’ Guide

Farmer Trainers’ Guide

Botanically sweetpotato or Spanish potato is called Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam, belongs to the morning glory family (Convolvulaceae) and originated from Latin America. Sweetpotato ranks as the world’s seventh most important food crop, after wheat, rice, maize, potato, barley and cassava. More than 133 million tonnes are produced globally per …

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HarvestPlus Reaching End Users – OSP Uganda Project: Promoting Production, Consumption, and Marketing of the Orange Sweet Potato Trainer’s guide

Reaching End Users training guide

This training guide has been developed as a result of the need to promote adequate and effective acceptance, production, and consumption of vitamin A rich (orange) sweet potato in Uganda in order to address the widespread problem of Vitamin A deficiency (VAD). VAD largely affects children under the age of …

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Training Manual on Marketing and Product Development for Extension Workers

Marketing is not about selling only, it involves various issues. If someone is going to market his product, planning begins before production. It involves determining what the customer wants and developing that product as well as delivering it to a place where the customer will reach or see in order …

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VITAMIN A SWEET POTATO PROJECT (UGANDA) TRAINER’S MANUAL

VITAMIN A OFSP manual

The Vitamin A Sweet Potato Project is a research project that will mainly be involved in the dissemination of the vitamin A- rich orange fleshed sweet potato to farm households through extension systems of NGOs. Activities will mainly involve engaging farmers in the production of the potatoes and working with …

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Farmer Field School on Sweetpotato Based Cattle Fattening: Technical and Field Guides

This manual is meant to serve as guide in the conduct of the sweetpotato-based cattle fattening FFS. The facilitating team and farmer participants discussed and finalized the topics involved in the two FFS curricula. The topics covered by the manual were selected from the two curricula. The technical guide is …

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FARMER FIELD SCHOOL FOR INTEGRATED CROP MANAGEMENT OF SWEETPOTATO: FIELD GUIDES AND TECHNICAL MANUAL

FARMER FIELD SCHOOL

The aim of agricultural extension in many countries is to promote technology packages developed by research institutes to a farmer audience through FARMER FIELD SCHOOL. Extension methods usually involve farmer group meetings or demonstration plots, however, small-scale poor farmers rarely implement the new technology promoted by the agricultural extension messages …

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