Saani Muhammed: Increased knowledge, increased production

Discovering the differences between root crops. New lessons in farming.

“For now, our problem is with our solar powered irrigation water pump. It is not strong enough to sustain the entire farm. We bring in tractors at times and practice flood irrigation.

We are showing interest in the cultivation of this sweetpotato. We need training on how to plant, when to apply fertilizer, the type of fertilizer to apply and when to spray. With this knowledge we can increase production.

I have grown cassava and yam before. As root crops there are some similarities with sweetpotato but still sweetpotato is different. We are learning a lot.”

—Saani Muhammed