SAGCOT Integrated Knowledge and Information for Agriculture (SIKIA)

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  • Date :14 Dec
  • Tags :Tanzania

SAGCOT Integrated Knowledge and Information for Agriculture (SIKIA)

Status: Ongoing (2014 – 2019)
Funder: TechForce Innovations and Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
Scope: Tanzania

SIKIA Project Intervention Areas
Project Summary

SAGCOT Integrated Knowledge and Information for Agriculture (SIKIA) project started on 1st October 2016 and will run for 3 years. The project employs the latest technology to provide reliable information to rice farmers in Tanzania (SAGCOT area) to increase their production and productivity.

The goal of this project is to realize the delivery of actionable information services, acquired from satellite geodata (e.g. environmental, crop status via Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and plot boundaries information), augmented by more detailed data acquisition under the clouds (multispectral agronomic information) and web-based information.

The project is implemented in partnership with TechForce Innovations B.V, Netherlands; Milan Innovincy B.V., Netherlands; Kadaster International, Netherlands and Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Kenya

Expected project results include:
  1. 1. 125,000 farmers and 400 other Value Chain Stakeholders using actionable information services
  2. 2. 15% increase in food production (Yield)
  3. 3. 45% increase in farmers income
  4. 4. Increase in value chain efficiency
SIKIA Information services
  1. 1. Weather forecast
  2. 2. Agri‐business support
  3. 3. Plot specific crop advice
  4. 4. SAGCOT database
  Diagrammatic representation of SIKIA concept

sikia diagram

Overall Project achievements so far
3,468
plots mapped and 3,199 uploaded to Spatiotempral Agri-business Framework (SAF)

16 cropping calendars
prepared, printed and distributed to District, wards, villages and Irrigators Organizations offices

53 ToTs trained on Good Agricultural Practices and Good Post Harvest Handling practices these in turn trained 1, 968 SHFs
22 ToTs trained on Farmers Business School who in turn trained 671 farmers (41.5% Females) in Mbuyuni, Makwale, Kisegese and Kasyabone schemes
30 agribusiness registered to date and awaiting the SAF credentials to access the system
MoU with TMA has been signed that will facilitate dissemination of weather information to SHFs.
18 radio programs aired so far teaching farmers on GAP while SMS services on plots specifics delivered to 550 SHFs
10,037 SHFs registered in the SAF system and receiving weather information services via their mobile phones.
• Drone flying conducted and Demonstration plots harvested
Drone flying
  • Drone operations to 300Ha
  • Growth monitoring to 50 sampled rice field plots
Demonstration plots
  • 6 Demonstration plots planted
  • 6 plots harvested; average yield of 8.1 MT

Contact Person

Robert Mwaluseke
Program Assistant – Tanzania
robert.mwaluseke@kilimotrust.org

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Kilimo Trust Head Quarters
 Plot 42 Princess Anne Drive, Bugolobi, Kampala Uganda
  Telephone: +256 392 264 980/1/2
  Email: admin@kilimotrust.org

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