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IFDC innovative technology increases farmers' agricultural productivity, maintains resource base

ers like her do not have money to purchase CPPs, they manufacture their own using leaves of the neem tree, locally produced soap, and other natural remedies.

"IFDC collaborates with both international and national agricultural research institutes to develop new ideas on ISFM technologies for different agroecological zones," Maatman says. "Technological options that appear to be of interest for the ISFM village-level projects are considered for experimentation through a participatory screening process that involves IFDC, the partner institutions, and the target farmers. Farmer's experiments and alternative ideas are also considered. The process results in the design of mutual learning plots, i.e., experiments set up with the farmers to test and fine tune ISFM options."


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Contact: Marie K. Thompson
mkthompson@ifdc.org
256-381-6600
IFDC
16-Dec-2002


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