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Farm Input Promotions Africa (FIPS-Africa)

30 May 2010

Paul Seward, FIPS-Africa

On this small plot, Dinah Kinyua (left), a small-holder farmer in Keriko Village, Kibirichia division, Meru Central district is experimenting with 7 improved crop varieties of her favoured staple food crops (maize, beans, irish potatoes, and cowpea).

Using its innovative small pack methodology, and with the support of RIU, FIPS-Africa is empowering hundreds of thousands of farmers to see the benefits of research, adopt the use of higher-yielding crop varieties, and increase their food production.

FIPS-Africa is also assisting young people, like Truphena (right), to generate income from selling these varieties to farmers whilst providing advice on their best management.

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