SAGCOT Integrated Knowledge and Information for Agriculture (SIKIA)

SAGCOT Integrated Knowledge and Information for Agriculture (SIKIA)

  • Countries :Tanzania

Overview:

SAGCOT Integrated Knowledge and Information for Agriculture (SIKIA) was 3 years (2014-2016) that employed the latest technology to provide reliable information (on Weather forecast, Agribusiness support, Plot specific crop advice and SAGCOT database) to increase production and productivity of 125,000 rice farmers and 400 other VC actors in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania. The project was implemented in partnership with TechForce Innovations B.V, Netherlands; Milan Innovincy B.V., Netherlands; Kadaster International, Netherlands and Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Kenya. 

The project goal:

The goal of this project was to realize the delivery of actionable information services, acquired from satellite geodata (e.g. environmental, crop status via Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and plot boundaries information), augmented by more detailed data acquisition under the clouds (multispectral agronomic information) and web-based information.

Project outcomes:

  1. 125,000 farmers and 400 other Value Chain Stakeholders using actionable information services.
  2. 15% increase in food production (Yield).
  3. 45% increase in farmers income.
  4. Increase in value chain efficiency.

What has been achieved.

  1. 3,199 plots mapped and uploaded to Spatiotemporal Agri-business Framework (SAF)
  2. 16 cropping calendars prepared, printed and distributed to Districts, wards, villages and Irrigators Organizations offices.
  3. 10 Demonstration plots were set to disseminate GAP knowledge attaining the harvest of 8.1MT/Ha
  4. 29 ToTs trained 2,557 farmers on Good Agricultural Practices, 24ToTs trained 2,195 farmers on Good Post Harvest Handling practices and 21 ToTs trained 671 farmers on Business School.
  5. 403 agribusiness registered to the SAF system and linked to 32,000 farmers.
  6. MoU with TMA has been signed that facilitated dissemination of weather information to SHFs.
  7. 18 radio programs aired teaching farmers on GAP, GPHH and FBS knowledge.
  8. More than 3,000 farmers linked to a rice buyer in Morogoro (Murza Wella Millers Ltd) who purchased more than 1,304MT collectively from Farmers and still purchases till today

Contact Person

Robert Mwaluseke - robert.mwaluseke@kilimotrust.org

 

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  Email: admin@kilimotrust.org

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