Multi-channel approach to extension reaps benefits for farmers fighting fall armyworm pest in Eastern Rwanda


A multi-channel approach to extension reaps greater benefits for smallholder farmers fighting the fall armyworm pest in Eastern Rwanda according to new CABI-led research published in the journal Food and Energy Security.

The study, which was led by Dr Justice Tambo and included colleagues from CABI’s regional centre for Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, as well as the Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB), surveyed 720 smallholder and found maize yield increases between 10% to 34% depending on the channel.

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