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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 2 Wealth ranking in the Gambia: which households participated in the FITT programme?

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 2 Wealth ranking in the Gambia: which households participated in the FITT programme? Marie-Therese Sarch FITT programme in the Gambia for their responsiveness to ActionAid's previous interventions. The Farmers' Innovation and Technology Testing (FITT) programme was initiated by The first step in FITT involvement had taken the Gambian Department of Agricultural place in 1989, when staff from the DAR and Research (DAR) in 1989. The project was ActionAid met with the farmers' groups in intended to enable Gambian farmers to assess Boiram and Yonna. The various technologies new farming technologies (such as new being developed at the DAR were discussed varieties, or new farming techniques) that were with both groups and each group made a being developed by scientists at the DAR. It selection of the technologies they wanted to was also hoped that the farmers' assessments try. The groups chose two types of trial: trials of new technologies would ensure that of new seed varieties, for example groundnuts, subsequent adaptations to the technologies sorghum, rice & cow peas; and trials of new would be adapted to farmers' requirements. farming methods, such as groundnut-cereal intercropping, maize-cow pea relays. After a The FITT programme was ...

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