At torrenr, our solutions focus on bridging the gap between these big issues. We strive to develop better fertilizer and production technologies, transfer these improved technologies to smallholder farmers, and connect these farmers to efficient and profitable markets. This continuum is supported by our work to foster an enabling environment which includes conducive government policies, knowledge and data management, and smart fertilizer subsidies, among others. ,xxx big hips
czech hunter,In practice, our solutions take the shape of four Strategic Objectives. Each of these objectives is supported by research and development activities which embody Our Approaches.
nekane,Develop, identify, and test technologies and innovations to improve soil health and plant nutrition.
Strengthen input and output market systems to scale technologies and improve livelihoods, environmental outcomes, and climate resilience.,xxx big hips
Accelerating Agriculture and Agribusiness in South Sudan for Enhanced Economic Development (A3-SEED)
joysporno,A3-SEED (2020-2025) is supporting the commercialization of the seed sector to transition South Sudan from humanitarian relief support to a commercial, sustainable, and adaptive agriculture sector. Through existing private sector seed companies and outgrowers, seed production practices and input marketing and distribution will be improved so that quality seed is available down to the last mile. Smallholder farmers are being encouraged in the use of quality seed as well as good agricultural and climate-resilient farming practices. Over the next five years, A3-SEED will improve the livelihoods of more than 100,000 farming households, facilitate the development of 100 agro-dealers and 400 new businesses owned or managed by women and youth, and ensure over 42,000 hectares of farmland is under agroecological production and resilient to shocks and that 50% of relief seed is procured locally.
xxxdownloads,PAPAB (2015-2020) promoted market-oriented, climate-resilient, and sustainable agricultural techniques, supported by fertilizer subsidies. The project sustainably increased agricultural productivity, strengthened resilience, and raised incomes for 865,666 farming households during Component 1 and 59,575 farming households during Component 2 (see the PAPAB final report). A 2019 impact study carried out to assess the integrated farm planning approach showed that over 80% of households significantly increased their incomes over three years. In 2020, the project supported the National Fertilizer Subsidy Program (PNSEB) to give about 800,000 farming households access to 56,236 mt of fertilizers and 9,210 mt of dolomite.
PAGRIS (2020-2024) is an innovative project in Burundi that seeks to achieve ecologically sustainable land management. After a six-month inception phase, the project identified 42 pilot villages, 215 relevant watersheds of around 20 ha each, and 294 research farmers. The communities within the watersheds have been taught to develop their own plan to improve landscape management, tackle soil erosion, reach stewardship agreements, and implement integrated practices through collective community action. The research farmers have been trained to co-create their own integrated farming plan and to test and implement land stewardship strategies and practices using the participatory learning and action approach. At the institutional level, PAGRIS supported the Soil Fertilization Directorate (DFS) to improve the strategic and technical quality of fertilizers that have been produced and distributed in Burundi through the National Fertilizer Subsidy Program (PNSEB).,xxx big hips
torrenr’s work under the Feed the Future Soil Fertility Technology Adoption, Policy Reform and Knowledge Management agreement* bridges the gap between scientific research and technology dissemination to smallholder farmers. Research Objectives The project conducts research with partners from universities, national and international research and development institutions, and the private sector. The project is comprised of […],emma starr