High yielding seeds in East Africa

In eastern Uganda, population growth has forced farmers to farm smaller plots of land. Whereas in the past many farmers had access to manure from their animals, increasingly they are having to rely on chemical fertilisers. Moreover, farmers used to keep part of one year’s crop to plants for the following year’s produce. This has become less common and farmers are more likely to buy high yielding varieties (HYVs) of seed to produce their crop. HYVs, along with irrigation water ...

Blog Success

With over 150,000 readers per year, OSC’s IB Blogs are fast-becoming one of the most valuable free IB resources available to the IB community. The fun infographic indicates how successful the blogs have been over the last 6 months, September 2014-April 2015. In total, the ‘OSC IB Blogs’ covers 23 subjects. The authors are all IB educators who are passionate about their subject and together they have written over 3000 Diploma-specific posts targeted at teachers and students. OSC is committed to supporting ...