Taking Maize Agronomy to Scale in Africa (TAMASA) was a 6-year project (November 2014-October 2020) funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, seeking to improve productivity and profitability for small-scale maize farmers in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Nigeria.
TAMASA was active in 3 countries: Ethiopia, Tanzania and Nigeria. Within each country, TAMASA’s activities were structured within a nested impact geography, consisting of four stratification levels.
The overall purpose of TAMASA was to use innovative approaches to transform agronomy.
TAMASA developed pilot decision support applications on: appropriate plant density for maize and seed requirements; maize variety options for preferred planting and harvesting periods; nutrient management.
Datasets collected under the project are available here, as well as links to reports, theses and peer reviewed research outputs.
A woman can’t plow and if the farmland has not been plowed on time, it can’t be productive. When there is no husband in the household there are lots of gaps… like animals may be lost, the crop may not be productive, a flood may affect the crops… “a woman is a woman!”
Female farmer in migrant-sending household in Mecha