RESADE project mid-term review (Togo)
A RESADE project Mid-Term Review was conducted by IFAD representatives Dr Viviane Filippi and Mr Gabi Adotevi from the 26th – 28th of October 2022 in Lome Togo. The project Implementation Unit of ITRA together with ICBA RESADE project co-leader presented the results of the activities carried out since project inception in 2019. The team and donor delegation also visited the Best practice hub site at Atti-Apedokoe and the beneficiaries from 3 surrounding villages namely Kéké-kopé, Bétékpo and Atité-kopé where recommendations on improving project implementation were shared.
Togo Farmer Field School of Excellence on Agri-Food Processing (Crop valorization)
A training session on quality, hygiene and good practices of food processing was conducted from the 22nd -25th of November 2022 at Atti-Apédokoè. The objective of the training was to contribute in adding value to the agricultural products developed in the area by training farmers on good hygiene practices and implementing new technologies for processing agricultural products. . Fifty-six (56) farmers including thirty-four (34) women, all members of the three cooperatives set up in area attended the training. The training was provided by two engineers of agro-food from ITRA, (Mr.
RESADE – Knowledge sharing meeting, Togo
A knowledge sharing meeting was conducted for neighboring villages of Atti-Apedokoe. These are Attite-kope, Betekpo and Keke-kope. The objective of the meeting was to share with farmers the best practices learned by Atti-Apedokoe community while implementing RESADE project and build their capacity on good agricultural practices that promotes resilience to soil salinity.
RESADE - Farmer Field School on Pest management, Togo
A farmer field school on disease, insect control and weed management was conducted at Atti-Apédokoe village. The training was facilitated by ITRA experts and extension service advisors together with farmers leaders. Farmers discussed the pests and weeds mostly affecting their crops as well as the plant and insect control methods they used.
RESADE - Farmer Field School on Irrigation, Togo
A Farmer Field School training on Irrigation system / lowlands preparation was conducted by ITRA with the assistance of extension service and farmer leaders. The objective of the training was to show the different types of irrigation systems and the preparation of lowlands and depressions.
RESADE - Farmer Field School on crop fertilization, Togo
As part of the capacity building of farmers in Atti-Apédokoe a farmer field school of excellence (FFSE) on crop fertilisation, integrated soil fertility management, and planning of agricultural activities was conducted at the Best Practice Hub site. The interactive discussions focused on good practices in fertilization and integrated soil fertility management as well as on importance of planning of agricultural activities for the year.
RESADE -Training of Trainers on Farmer Field School of Excellence, Togo
A theoretical and practical training, led by ICBA experts, was conducted in Lomé (ITRA) and Atti-Apedokoe village (BPH). It was aimed to strengthen Togolese researchers and extension technicians, in participatory diagnostic tools for the identification and analysis of production constraints at the village level.
RESADE - Farmer Field School on seed production and harvesting techniques, Togo
A Farmer Field school on certified rice seed production, harvesting techniques and post-harvest operations was conducted at Ati-Apédokoe village in Togo. Emphasis was placed on post harvesting activities such as drying and storage to reduce post-harvest loses. The training was facilitated by ITRA researchers.
RESADE - Farmer Field School on Cooperatives formation and Agricultural Entrepreneurship, Togo
A training on cooperatives and farming entrepreneurship was conducted in Ati-Apédokoe village, Togo. The objective was to train farmers involved in the Best Practice hub activities on the importance of cooperative associations and entrepreneurial mind-set and their advantages. The training was led by two officers of local extension service ICAT and ITRA researchers.
RESADE - Registration of Cooperatives, Togo
A meeting to register three farmers cooperatives was conducted at Ati-Apédokoe village, Togo. The process was facilitated by ITRA and extension services (ICAT) and attended by farmers including the local leadership, (village chiefs).
Le projet RESADE continue de renforcer les capacités des producteurs d'Atti-apedokoe
Cette activité fait suite à la formation des formateurs sur les bonnes pratiques agricoles résilientes à la salinité des sols qui a eu lieu du 24 au 27 mai 2021. D'autres séries de formation sont attendues pour permettre aux agriculteurs et agricultrices d'Atti-apedokoe d'améliorer leur revenu.
Irrigation system management | RESADE project training video
Training video on irrigation system management.
Training of Trainers to improve agricultural resilience to salinity in Togo
Under the RESADE project supported by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), ICBA scientists conducted a workshop for 10 local trainers in Togo on 24-28 May 2021 in collaboration with the Togolese Institute of Agricultural Research (ITRA).
RESADE in Togo: Helping smallholders cope with soil salinity in Togo
Video credit: Togolese Agricultural Research Institute (ITRA)
Under the project called “Improving Agricultural Resilience to Salinity through Development and Promotion of Pro-poor Technologies” (or RESADE), ICBA scientists have been working with different national partners since 2019 to map salt-affected areas, conduct preliminary studies and establish best practice hubs. One such hub is being established in Togo.
Glimpses from the RESADE project meeting in The Gambia
Some glimpses from the RESADE project prospection mission and stakeholders meeting in #TheGambia on 01-05 July 2019.
RESADE in Mozambique
Interview with Mrs. Acucena Fernando David Guila, Director, District Directorate of Economic Activities of Moamba, Mozambique.