Verification and Adoption of Improved Wheat Production Technology in the Farmer's Field in Sudan: Proceedings of the Third National Wheat Coordination Meeting 4-6 September 1988, Wad Medani, Sudan
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Communication Team ICARDA. (30/6/1989). Verification and Adoption of Improved Wheat Production Technology in the Farmer's Field in Sudan: Proceedings of the Third National Wheat Coordination Meeting 4-6 September 1988, Wad Medani, Sudan. Beirut, Lebanon.
The Third National Wheat Coordination Meeting was funded by the ARC/ICARDA/OPEC Project for the Verification and Adoption of Improved Wheat Production Technology in Farmers' Fields in Sudan. The meeting was held at the Headquarters of the Agricultural Research Corporation in Wad Medani. from 4 to 6 Sept 1988. to review the work done during the I987188 season. and to develop a work plan for the 1988/89 season. OPEC provided financial support for ARC to verify research results through a system of on-farm trials in the major wheat-producing areas (Gezira, New Halfa. and the Northern Region) with the full participation of farmers. extension workers. and production staff. These on-farm trials provided an excellent tool for extension activities, and a number of field days were organized for farmers and field staff. The project activities also included some backup research at Gezira. New Halfa, Hudeiba, and Shendi Research Stations in the areas of crop improvement, nutrition, water requirement. crop production, and protection. Promising results are further tested in researcher-managed on-farm trials to assess their economic viability. Once the improved practices are verified, both technically and economically, they will be included in the farmer-managed trials. These farmer-managed trials assume the role of on-farm demonstrations. and are a final test of the farmers' acceptance of any new practice. The encouraging results and good achievements obtained during the past three seasons could never have been possible without the full cooperation and enthusiasm of the farmers, the management, and the field and extension staff in the Gczira Scheme and in New Halfa and the Northern Region Production Corporations.
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