FERARI Quarterly Newsletter-July 2022
The FERARI program is actively addressing maize yield variability through innovative approaches. A collaboration with the University of Cape Coast involves training FERARI staff in drone operations to collect farm-level images, aiming to understand and analyze causes for significant maize yield variability. This collaborative effort, endorsed by the university's vice-chancellor, emphasizes student exchange and facilitates modeling and mapping based on gathered imagery. In parallel, master’s-level student interns from the University of Ghana contribute valuable data on socioeconomic aspects, revealing disparities in fertilizer use, challenges in marketing, and the need for improved farmer-market linkages. Additionally, featured research projects highlight advancements in wheat production analysis, identification of drivers for rice and soybean yield response to fertilizer in Ghana, effective crop models for maize yield gap analysis, and agronomic practices for nutrient use efficiency and on-farm productivity enhancement.
Crop Modelling, Productivity