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The Cassava Field Day at Matsangoni

The field day conducted in one of the Cassava Project’s learning sites at Matsangoni brought farmers from within Matsangoni Ward and other neighboring locations. The farmers were taught by Ward Agricultural Officers (WAOs) and Ustadi’s Trainer of Trainers (ToTs). The field day covered the basics of cassava farming including sourcing of cutings, seed multiplication, harvesting,…

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Matsangoni Aggregation Center Captures Market For Its Products Made From Cassava Flour

The Malanga aggregation center has had a momentum, selling their products before they could even have them on the shelves, literally. The members have been hard at work figuring out their expansion strategies with the first step being the certification from Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS). “We are grateful for having captured our local markets…

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Mali Shambani Produces And Sells Cassava Flour

The Mali Shambani aggregation center has made progress since getting educated on seed multiplication by the project – through their chairman, mr. Ndurya Philip. “The seed multiplication method taught to us has increased our cassava output to over 3 times the typical output, thanks to the facilitation by Ustadi”, declared Mr. Ndurya during a recent…

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Cassava Farmers Training On Nutrition

A total of 1025 cassava farmers (Male- 307: Female- 718) were trained on nutritional matters by the Nutritional TOTs. The follower farmers’ trainings included nutrition within 1000 days of window of opportunity, essentials of nutrition, exclusive breastfeeding, complimentary feeding for infants, infant feeding practices for 12 months to 24 months, special feeding circumstances, hygiene practices and…

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Mzee wa Zaidi Aggregation Center – Follow-Up

Cassava Farmers of the aggregation centre had issues related to long distance covered when transporting fresh cassava roots to the aggregation centre thus spending more money on transport as compared to the initial gross margin of Ksh 250 per trip.  Farmers spend more than Ksh 1, 300 per trip. This is because, farmers were forced…