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AAAID Gradual Innovation Processes

Innovative processes are introduced gradually, starting with the origination of an idea to solve a problem or meet previously unfulfilled needs, then on to discussions about the innovation and possible effects of its implementation, before testing, developing and, finally, disseminating the innovation. This process also includes improving and developing techniques, based on the AAAID research and studies.

Introduction of new crops and improved and hybrid varieties of vegetables during the main production season (tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, cabbages and garlic), productivity of most crops, is doubled

Introduction of off-season crops in open fields, along with the production of crops, such as onion, cantaloupe, cowpea, hybrid zucchini and taro, during the summer season, leading to a three-fold increase in productivity

Cultivation of new fodder crops following research experiments for the geographical localization of fodder varieties, such as Laredo, panicum and alfalfa, in Sudan's high salinity areas, leading to an increase in agricultural areas

Introduction of new varieties of non-traditional vegetables in Sudan, Mauritania and the Comoros, which have been successfully adapted in local environments, produced in commercial quantities and accepted among consumers

Transfer and geographical localization of rice cultivation with integrated technologies in rural Mauritania

Contributions to the biogas project, in cooperation with ACSAD

Transformation of palm waste to animal feed, in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and United Arab Emirates University

Development of date palms, in cooperation with the Al Hamraniya Agricultural Research Station of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

Pilot commercial production of a pesticide against red palm weevil, in cooperation with the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD)

Introduction of high economic yield crops, such as strawberries, broccoli and others

Off-season production of crops such as onion, cantaloupe, sweet pepper and cowpea in open fields, as well as the production of tomato and cucumber using refrigerated greenhouses

Geographical localization of soybean and fodder crops in high salinity lands, the propagation of improved varieties of maize as well as silage production