Private sector commercial products set to raise crop productivity and farming in Africa
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Jefwa, Joyce M. 2011. Private sector commercial products set to raise crop productivity and farming in Africa. Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Cali, CO. 2 p. (CIAT Brief No.26)
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The Commercial Products (COMPRO) project was initiated in November 2008 with an aim of assisting farmers in obtaining crop productivity enhancing products and stable yields that enable them generate more income through marketing their produce. The project’s objectives are to screen, evaluate, and scale up innovative chemical and biological commercial products. It is expected that this effort will increase crop yield by 30% and directly empower about 175,500 households (approximately 1.3 million persons) in selected areas in Kenya, Ethiopia, Niger, and Nigeria. Over the last 2 years, the project has been able to screen over 100 products from different private companies within and outside Africa. These products have been grouped into three categories.