Improved yields in demonstration plots build farmers’ trust in AKILIMO tools
AKILIMO tools’ performance in cassava cultivation has facilitated its widening acceptance and increased farmer adoption of this technology. Thanks to the African Cassava agronomy Initiative (ACAI) project for developing and spreading this technology country-wide, the tools are helping many cassava growers to adhere to good agricultural practices (GAP). Through that, cassava harvests at the Kitumbi Demonstration Plot in the Handeni district have been plentiful.
Despite the insufficient rain during the last planting season, this demonstration plot produced a larger yield of six tons per acre. Farmers attributed this achievement to the efficient use of AKILIMO tools.
AKILIMO offers a suite of tools and materials for cassava growers, extension workers, and organizations that promote improved cassava cultivation practices.