News from the TOKYO 8 experiment in Liberia

Hello everyone,    I hope you are doing well and that so far 2022 has been successful for you.

As you might know, we are still actively trying to expand Tokyo8 abroad, especially in Africa.
Since it has been a long time since the last time I got in touch with you, here are some updates on Tokyo8.

First of all, we would like to thank Jonathan F. Kpalu, ex-ABE Initiative, in Liberia. He and his team, Mack Yeaneh and Eric Karmoh, both agronomists, who, earlier this month, shared some of the results from their experiment with Tokyo8.

For their experiment, they went with the following approach: they wanted to test the difference between Tokyo8 and the conventional way of farming. But they also wanted to see the effects of Tokyo8 concerning insects. Here is the following plan they used: ​

On those plots they planted maize, cucumber, water green, and okra, which are still growing but also palaver sauce of which I will present the results in this post.

As you can see from the following pictures from right to left you have palaver sauce that was grown with NPK, NPK+Dextrin, Tokyo8, Tokyo8+NPK+Dextrin. Manure was applied to all the plots.

The two fields with the better yields were the one using Tokyo8 with the plot Tokyo8 and the plot Tokyo8+NPK+Dextrin being respectively 31.5%(85) and 58%(157) of the yield (number of stems), compared to 4.2%(11) and 6.3%(17) for the two plots not using Tokyo8. The plots that were using Tokyo8 also had higher stems.

Those results are very encouraging and we are looking forward to the other crops still in cultivation. We are grateful for the work of Jonathan and his team. We are in the middle of preparing the next step to develop Tokyo8 with them.