Author: satg

Napier Grass, ‘magically’ a multipurpose fodder crop

Due to increasing land degradation and the declining of natural and communal grasslands of Somalia, it is essential to further develop, improve and increase the production and productivity of fodder crops through the introduction of new high yielding grass species. The Somali Agriculture Technical Group (SATG) has been applying effective technologies in all its activities. In addition to improved fodder crops, SATG has also introduced improved high yielding food crop varieties. One of the introduced fodder species is Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum), also known as elephant grass. This is a perennial species which makes excellent fodder for the livestock....

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Effective Agricultural Technology Testing and Transferring (EATTT)

The EATTT series highlight SATG activities on the field and their impact on the lives and livelihoods of farming communities in Lower and Middle Shabelle regions, the agriculture sector and the Somali economy in general. August – September Events: Conclusion of the EATTT field work To celebrate the end of the EATTT series that spanned three farming seasons, and to award the active members of the beneficiaries, SATG organized different events in Afgoi. SATG invited different representatives from different agricultural stakeholders. These included: Farmers (Smallholders and Commercial) Farmers’ Associations/Cooperatives Extension workers from Afgoi, Bal’ad and Aw-dhegle districts Local University students...

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