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Supporting knowledge sharing on Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) for increased productivity

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The Africa Soil Health Consortium (ASHC) is a project managed by CABI and supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. We aim to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers through better access to practical information about integrated soil fertility management. We have been doing this by working with partners as a free consultancy service to develop targeted communication materials.

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Optimising Fertilizer Recommendations in Africa (OFRA) is a project led by CABI in partnership with the University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) and is supported by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Soil Health program. The aim of the project is to contribute to improved efficiency and profitability in fertilizer use in 13 sub-Saharan African countries within the framework of Integrated Soil Fertility Management practices.

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OFRA team shares research protocol document

OFRA has been carrying out a series of trials to establish fertilizer response curves in different agro-ecological zones across 13 sub-Saharan countries. The trials have all be undertaken following a set of standard protocols. Martin Macharia explains: “Crop nutrient response functions for major food crops are essential to optimizing fertilizer recommendations for these crops. Having […]

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