This Video was produced to Sensitize farmers about the dangers of counterfeit agrochemicals. It was used to promote the scratch and send labelling introduced in a program to test a methodology designed to eliminate such products. The Origianl Version is in Luganda. Click here to watch the Video
Cactus is a plant cultivated in several countries, where it is eaten as it is or processed into different products at household or small scale level. Furthermore, the cactus fruit could be used as a raw material for agri-industrial food processing purposes. This practice provides a description of the post harvest handling for processing the cactus fruits at small scale.
This documentation provides a summary experience of a microfinance system called the “warrantage system“ in which farmers access small loans to finance their house income generating activities from banks and microfinance institutions.
The practice recognises the role of micro credit to smallholder farmers‘ success and provides an appropriate response.
Farmers store their end of season surplus produce in a secured storage facility owned by the farmers‘ cooperative. The cooperative retains one of the keys to the storage facility while the bank/micro finance institution keeps the other key. The bank then issues farmers who have surplus produce in the storage facility with loans to finance their household Commercial activities and pay back latter.
This article describes the basic features for operating the jab planter, a labour saving technology promoted by Rural Infrastructures and Agro-Idustries Division FAO and African Conservation Tillage Network (ACT).