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Improved access to appropriate farm inputs for integrated maize crop management by small-scale farmers in Embu and Kirinyaga Districts, Kenya

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Agricultural Value Chains / Agri-Businesses
Seward, P.

The overall project purpose was to increase yields of small farmers through the development and implementation of methodologies to introduce small farmers to the appropriate farm inputs. Inputs included fertilizers to increase crop productivity, MSV-tolerant maize varieties to reduce the effects of disease incidence, and herbicides to protect crops from the effects of weeds. Methodologies included dissemination through Farmer Field Schools (FFS), demonstrations, and promotions using small packs of inputs provided by the private sector.