We have been operating limited field days due to Covid 19. To limit interaction with producers the project has been promoting more individualised contact with producers using its extension staff that are resident within the irrigation schemes. Field days have been substituted by field visits, in which representatives of the Partnership have visited selected Demo… Continue reading BAGC Inputs Partnership and Covid 19
The third BAGC IP newsletter has been published. In this latest bulletin we explore the project’s most recent work and success stories during 2020. Like many programmes across the continent, the Covid pandemic has had an impact on our ability to significantly rollout activities particularly those that required training through bringing together large gatherings of… Continue reading Third BAGC Inputs Partnership Newsletter now out!
The Inputs Partnership has been actively boosting smallholder access to agricultural inputs through the strengthening of the agrodealer network in the clusters. Work has also been continuing on improving awareness to farmers of the benefits of inputs use. Due to restrictions imposed by the Government to reduce the COVID 19 pandemic in the country, the… Continue reading Strengthening the agro-dealer network
Onion production is one of the core activities of farmers at the Nhararai Muone irrigation scheme in the Manica cluster. The scheme has about 40 farmers each growing a range of crops on about 1 ha each. Onions have been a profitable crop for these farmers, with regular sales to local traders. A recent BAGC… Continue reading Nhararai Muone Farmers Association
One of the main aims of the BAGC Inputs Partnership is in helping farmers access good quality inputs that improve both productivity and product quality. A total of 18 Associations are now being helped through training of farmers in good agricultural practices as well as through their participation in demonstration plots. Demonstration plots have been… Continue reading Increasing inputs demand helps farmers boost crop quality
This second BAGC IP newsletter has been published. It reviews some of the 2019 achievements and insights from our input support interventions. It also explores the project’s most recent work and success stories as we move through 2020. Subsequent newsletters will cover other areas of intervention including access to finance and markets and importantly the… Continue reading Second BAGC Inputs Partnership Newsletter now out!
The partners spent the day earlier this month with farmers and agrodealers understanding how the programme was impacting their livelihoods. Demo plots were set up earlier in the month. Here at Dzidzai Muvo farmer association the BAGC Inputs partnership has been working with farmers planting and fertilising green bean plots. The 2019 late season showed… Continue reading Partners meet farmers and agrodealers in Rotunda
BAGC has taken significant steps in addressing the catastrophic effects that Cyclone Idai had on the infrastructure within the Beira corridor. With additional financial support from the Royal Norwegian Embassy BAGC has been coordinating with its partners the significant rehabilitation of irrigation schemes particularly within the Manica cluster. It's over 8 months since the cyclone… Continue reading BAGC moves ahead with major infrastructure rehabilitation in Manica
The Inputs Partnership under the guidance of the BAGC secretariat is gearing up for a series of farmer field days in the clusters. We have over the past six month been organising at least one field day a month bring together farmers, agrodealers and our partners Bayer, K2Seeds and Yara. Yesterday the partners gathered with… Continue reading Farmers agree that Inputs Partnership field days are a great success
Last month the three core Inputs Partners under the guidance of the BAGC secretariat conducted a new set of field days in the Rotanda Irrigation scheme. The scheme is about 420 hectares and supports some 250 farmers and their families. Core crops include cabbages, baby corn, onions and common beans all of which are sold… Continue reading Farmers witness significant improvements in yields and revenues at Rotanda field day