Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is an insect native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. Its larval stage (photo) feeds on more than 80 plant species, including maize, rice, sorghum, millet, sugarcane, vegetable crops and cotton. FAW can cause significant yield losses if not well managed. It can have a number of generations per year and the moth can fly up to 100 km per night.
Implemented by Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA). Report covering October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. Cooperative agreement number AID-OAA-A-13-00053.
Implemented by International Executive Service Corps (IESC) under the Farmer-to-Farmer Special Program Support Project (SPSP). Report covering October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. Sub-award number PDP 2016-1.
Implemented by Purdue University under the Farmer-to-Farmer Special Program Support Project (SPSP). Report covering October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. Sub-award number PDP 2014-2.
Implemented by the Florida Association for Volunteer Action in the Caribbean and the Americas (FAVACA) under the Farmer-to-Farmer Special Program Support Project (SPSP). Report period covering October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. Sub-award number PDP 2014-1.
As a part of NCBA CLUSA's Learning4Impact series, Virginia Bunker led this F2F Seminar about the successes and challenges of NCBA CLUSA's small grant projects in Zambia and Madagascar. View her presentation slides below to learn more about how the F2F small grant mechanism can be used to amplify the impact of other development activities.
Ros Harvey shared her practical experience in building her AgTech business, The Yield. The presentation spanned the technology, the business models and the operational challenges of delivering solutions to market. She discussed her experience in creating public good with private effort in the digital economy. With her strong international development background, Ros is in a unique position, to discuss the opportunities and challenges of digital agriculture in emerging markets.
Tevatronic develops an autonomous irrigation system using tensiometer sensors placed in the ground near the plants. The irrigation system is designed so that the valve switch controller is automated to irrigate the precise amount of water needed by plants for the right duration of time, which is determined by the sensors placed in soil. The system has proven its functionality, saving up to 75% of water and fertilizer and increasing crop yields by up to 25%.
Flybird Farm Innovations will introduce its vision to improve agricultural productivity and resources management by promoting precision irrigation and fertigation through the sensors-connected, automated controller. Flybird is a social impact agriculture enterprise focused on improvising the farmer livelihood, improving crop yield and production, saving water and electric power, and integrating affordable technologies for farmers through innovative solutions.
Data acquisition and recording are the first steps towards creating measurable value in any supply chain. While automated, IoT based acquisition ensures Data integrity, the ability to plug-in sensors & applications on the fly ensures agility in catering to different types of agriculture supply chains across geographies. Data synthesis across the agricultural dairy supply chain in emerging markets is one such use-case, where the Stellapps' IoT solution, SmartMoo, can help unlock unprecedented value on a very large scale.