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Deployment of Combined Technologies to Smallholder Farmers in Kenya
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The Clearinghouse has identified opportunities to better respond to the needs of smallholder farmers who always plant multiple crops in mixed cropping systems and integrate them with animal enterprises. Agrodealers serving them must also stock several technologies. However, the work program of TAAT has been designed around Compacts focusing on single value chains or single cross-cutting themes. As the Coordinators of the Maize, Bean, Sweet Potato, Small Livestock and Policy SupportCompacts, and the Technical Adviser of the Youth in Agribusiness Compact are all located in Nairobi, Kenya, the Clearinghouse encouraged the design of combined toolkits to respond to the needs of small-scale farming customers, and for youth groups to capitalize upon agribusiness opportunities from these technologies.

TAAT Technology Toolkits and their Strategic Deployment
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The African Development Bank recently launched Feed Africa: A Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa. This loan program is intended to unlock Africa’s agricultural potential and boost job creation with a view to diversifying African economies and to better meet the Strategic Development Goals related to poverty reduction and ending hunger and malnutrition. Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) is a flagship program within the Feed Africa Strategy aimed at modernizing African agriculture through the advancement of agricultural technology in a way that improves the business of agriculture across Africa, thus raising agricultural productivity, mitigating risks and promoting sustainable enterprise diversification.

GEM Parboiling Technology
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The GEM parboiling technology is suitable for both rainfed and irrigated ecologies but it’s profitability is higher in irrigated ecology due to reduced brown to black spots on paddy.

Technologie d’étuvage GEM
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La technologie d’étuvage GEM est adaptée aux écologies pluviales et irriguées, mais sa rentabilité est plus élevée en écologie irriguée, car il y a moins de taches brunes et noires sur le paddy.

Hybrid rice: A new opportunity for Africa
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variety AR051H and this variety was named ISRIZ-9 in Senegal. This variety is aromatic and has a high yield potential (10 to 13 t/ha) and very good organoleptic qualities. AfricaRice currently has a wide range of hybrid lines that adapt to African conditions with short, medium and long cycles according to needs.

RiceAdvice
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Irrigated lowland and favorable rainfed lowland where the risk of drought and flooding is small. Also, access to fertilizers is important.

ASI Thresher
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Reduction in threshing and winnowing time and in hard physical work; reduction in total harvest and post-harvest losses; greater ability to do rice double-cropping; employment and profitable enterprise for local blacksmiths and thresher owners.