Targeting travertine application in Rwanda (2020)

Agricultural innovation
This study shares the results of a project that was executed on-farm trials so that it would assist in developing approaches to enable One Acre Fund and other organizations to locally tailor recommendations for travertine application in Rwanda.

On-farm trials were executed from (4 growing seasons, 2 years). 56 farmers from selected cells participated in the trial and were expected to maintain the treatment plots for the next 3 continuous seasons, which would enable a total of 4 continuous seasons of crop-rotation. The number of farmers for each cell was determined following the method detailed in Steel and Torrie (1980). Farmers participating in the trial were randomly selected within the cells. Among the farmers who volunteered to participate in the trial, field officers selected plots of sufficient size to accommodate all treatments.