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Improve seed for better competitiveness of vegetables clusters in West Africa (2SCALE) project funded by IFDC (International Fertilizer Development Centre)

Toward Sustainable Clusters in Agribusiness through Learning in Entrepreneurship (2SCALE) is a project that seeks to improve rural livelihoods and curb the food security challenges in Africa. A vegetable demonstration was set up with support by TRACTOR to demonstrate the advantages of using improved hybrid varieties, drip irrigation systems and other agricultural practices including plastic mulching and trellising for vegetables during the dry and raining season.
The project was collaboration between 2SCALE (Toward Sustainable Clusters in Agribusiness through Learning in Entrepreneurship) of IFDC (International Fertilizer Development Centre) East-West seed International (EWIT), Rijk Zwaan Seeds Company and the farmer association involved in the demonstration. The objective of the demonstration is to show the effect of using improved seeds, drip irrigation system and the use of modern agricultural practices to increase vegetable productivity. Specifically to compare EWIT seeds (hybrid), Rijk Zwaan seeds and other available/local seeds in the market. The target groups were the farmers association Wassa Manso and Wassa Simpa. About 100 pilot farmers with more than 300 farmers were involved. These pilot farmers also train the farmers at their various communities.

 

THIS PROJECT WAS PROUDLY CARRIED OUT WITH INTERNATIONAL FERTILIZER DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

 
 
 
 
 
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