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  • ASARECA seeks to expand wheat production through partnerships
    In a bold move to improve the production of wheat among smallholder farmers, ASARECA and Wheat for Africa (W4A), have teamed-up to implement a joint initiative to link smallholder farmers to high end markets. According to Ivan Rwomushana, the Manager for Staples Crops, ASARECA, this will be...
  • ASARECA rolls out four-year environmental conservation initiative
    ASARECA has announced a new promise to promote efficient use and sustainable conservation of the environment through an ambitious five-year project due to be rolled out soon. According to the Manager Agrobiodiversity and biotechnology Programme, ASARECA, Dr. Charles Mugoya, the project will boost...
  • Vice President hails ASARECA for investing in Burundi agriculture
    “ASARECA has made a huge contribution to supplement the Burundian government efforts to fight hunger and poverty by transforming agriculture”, Burundi’s Vice President, Gervais Rufyikiri, has said. In his opening remarks at the Second ASARECA General Assembly and Scientific Conference, Mr....
  • Governments urged to invest more in agriculture
    Employing more than 70% of the populations in the Eastern and Central African (ECA) region, agriculture is considered the sure pathway out of poverty for millions of people who depend on it for income and nutrition.  But governments in the sub-region need to increase investment in the sector, if it...
  • HIGLIGHTS OF OPENING CEREMONY AND OTHER DAY I SESSIONS
    The 2nd ASARECA General Assembly held in Burundi Bujumbura from the 9th of December to 13th December 2013. Key issues that arose: Governments in ASARECA member countries, except Ethiopia are still lagging behind in implementing the Maputo declaration of 2003, where African countries committed...
  • Investing in pearl millet; the pearl of the drylands
    ASARECA and partners are in the process of developing and delivering a cropping system and value-chain to enhance the production of the pearl millet in the arid and semi arid lands of the sub-region. To achieve this, ASARECA is investing in enhancing genetic resources and addressing post harvest,...
  • Keeping Napier as best feeding option in Burundi, Rwanda
    A new project meant to help farmers in the sub-region to access innovations to control the incidence of Napier smut and stunt diseases, is on course. The project; Validating Management Practices to control Napier stunt and smut diseases for increased feed availability in small holder systems of...
  • Ensuring that livestock get adequate feeding even in drought
    Until the close of 2012, ASARECA implemented projects which produced and tested several technologies and innovations to improve livestock productivity and marketing in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. Important outputs Important outputs with a potential to mitigate crises in Arid and Semi-arid areas...
  • Regional efforts to control banana wilt disease
    A team of scientists from Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi, supported by ASARECA, is working with farmers and local communities to control the deadly disease, Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW), which is affecting Banana. The disease is the most serious threat to the banana sector in Eastern...
  • Results out - District council approves Sustainable Land Use Bill
    ASARECA’s efforts to create conducive policies, regulations and incentives for farmers in Bukwo district in Eastern Uganda could soon pay off.  After four years of support to the district to make laws on land use, Bukwo district Council on February 27, 2013, overwhelmingly adopted a Bill that could...

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