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Sesame

Charter Principles 2016 key facts
1. Finance
  • US$53,571 in financing (includes 3,000 bags of fertiliser and 7,000 litres of herbicide)
2. Improved yield       
  • 950 farmers trained in Good Agricultural Practices
  • 6 metric tonnes of seeds distributed free of charge
  • 4 farmer field schools, 3 model farms and 4 demonstration plots for ‘hands on’ training.
3. Labour practices
  • 280 farmers trained in good labour practices
4. Market access
  • 350 tonnes procured from 1,200 hectares
5. Quality
  • US$10,000 paid in premiums for certification and quality
6. Traceability
  • 100% tonnage is traceable
7. Social and infrastructure investment
  • 100 beneficiaries of classrooms and toilets in schools
  • 220 beneficiaries of boreholes for drinking water in model villages
8. Environmental impact
  • 100% of farmers trained in negative impacts of deforestation and sustainable land development practices
  • 40 saplings planted on World Environment Day with participation from Jigawa Sesame farmers’ community


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