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Abigael Mchana

Three Lessons from Partnership Campaigns in ASHC

15 December 2017 James Watiti: One way to describe partnerships is to list the different agencies you have interacted with in a campaign. With more than five successful partnership campaigns so far in three countries, this should be an easy story for the ASHC team. However, the real and more intriguing story of partnership actually […]

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Farmers to embrace use of NoduMax to boost soybean productivity in new campaign in Nigeria

11 October 2017 Christine Alokit: Soybean is one of the cheapest protein sources that is used for various purposes for both human consumption and livestock feed. In human food, the grain can be roasted or fried and eaten as a snack, processed for multiple uses including soy-milk, cooking oil, infant weaning foods, kebabs and potential […]

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Scaling-up soybean: “Mother and baby” demos

7 April 2017: The SILT delivery team shares work from FIPs-Africa to create over 2,000 on farm soybean demos in Tanzania: Since 2015, the Scaling up Legume Technologies (SILT) project has been implementing a joint multi-media campaign targeting priority legumes – common beans and soybeans  in Tanzania. This project is funded by IDRC, and implemented by CAB […]

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Accessing markets is key to improved legume technology uptake

30 January 2017: Monica Kansiime, seed systems scientist, CABI, writes: In the southern highlands of Tanzania, people’s livelihoods are dependent on what farmers can grow for food and sale. Legumes, such as common beans, soybean and groundnut, are good protein sources and play a key role in nutritional security and household incomes. But yields lately […]

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OFRA communications strategy published

OFRA has developed its communication strategy to guide its efforts in optimizing fertilizer use within an integrated soil fertility management context in the 13 countries that it works in. The OFRA Communication Strategy was developed in close collaboration with the Africa Soil Health Consortium project team, the OFRA implementing team together with its principal investigators. Target […]

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COMPRO II: March 2015 newsletter published

The new COMPRO II newsletter is available now. Quality & Yield – Issue 10 – March 2015 is produced by ASHC to support objective 4 of this IITA-led project supporting the commercialisation of a range of products. In this issue you will find: COMPRO II – supported Mycorrhizal training rated highly Why do we need Standard Operating Procedures? […]

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COMPRO Newsletter published

The new COMPRO II newsletter is available now. Quality & Yield – Issue 10 – 2015 is produced by ASHC to support objective 4 of this IITA-led project supporting the commercialisation of a range of products. In this issue you will find: Compro II – supported Mycorrhizal training rated highly Scientific Advisory Committee 2015 urges innovation in student […]

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COMPRO II: October 2014 newsletter published

The new COMPRO II newsletter is available now. Quality & Yield – Issue 8 – 2014 is produced by ASHC to support objective 4 of this IITA-led project supporting the commercialisation of a range of products. In this issue you will find: Tanzania launches registration guidelines for bio-fertilizer COMPROII student profiles Rhizobium inoculants demonstrate yield Increase on soybean […]

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Africa works towards fertilizer optimisation…

New partnership of 13 sub-Saharan countries, facilitated by ASHC and University of Nebraska-Lincoln, explores fertlizer optimisation  On 20 July 2013 AGRA confirmed $5.65m funding for a project that will be know as Optimizing Fertilizer Recommendations in Africa (OFRA). ASHC will be responsible for communications and CABI will be the contract holder for the OFRA project. […]

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OFRA seeks an exceptional project team…

Following the funding announcement in July 2013 by AGRA, the Optimizing Fertilizer Recommendations for Africa (OFRA) is starting to build a new project team to deliver the ambitious work plan. George Oduor, project manager for OFRA explained: “The OFRA project is very much part of the Africa Soil Health Consortium (ASHC), but the new challenges […]

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