Kibaha District Commissioner lauds IITA for its agricultural digital tools
IITA Tanzania, researchers, farmers, and agricultural stakeholders in Coastal and Dar es Salaam regions convened at Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) Kibaha campus for a farmer field day event organized by TARI Kibaha in May. The campus was in a festive mood with different exhibitions for more than 100 attendees.
The farmers were introduced to IITA agricultural innovations, including the Plant Village Nuru, a tool that diagnoses plant diseases using a mobile phone; the Afya soil Kit, which measures soil health; AKILIMO, which provides agronomic advice and recommendations; and the Cassava seed tracker, an app that shows where farmers can access clean cassava seeds within their proximities.
The field day created the opportunity and space for farmers to learn and witness the new, improved technologies that would enhance their farming operations.