Tel: +254 (0)20 2271000/ 20

Email: ashc@cabi.org

Duncan Sones

Soybean training days at Tanzania demo plots

21 April: SILT partner David Kijazi, from the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership, writes: The team at the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership  has organized a new round of farmers’ field days at the soybean demonstration sites in Southern Tanzania.  We will be carrying out 8 training days at the end of April/ beginning of May. Last year we attracted 1,133 people at the 15 […]

Read More

Ghana: Fertilizer guidance draws in private sector

20 April Harrison Rware, from the OFRA implementation team, writes: A research brief published by OFRA partners in Ghana, the Soil Research Institute (CSIR-SRI), recommends a new approach to fertilizer production and distribution. The brief specifically targets the private sector and recommends that fertilizer producing companies work closely with CSIR-SRI in the development and validation of fertilizer blends, with […]

Read More

Martin Macharia talks soil, data, blends and apps

12 April 2017: The Optimizing Fertilizer Recommendations in Africa (OFRA) project has had a busy few months. We have just published our book Fertilizer Use Optimization in sub-Saharan Africa. So far over 60 copies have been downloaded from the website and a further 750 copies printed. This will mean that all our partners will have hard copies of the publication to help […]

Read More

Film distribution for ‘all the farming family’

12 April 2017: When ASHC delivers training in media production we stress – do not commission anything until you have your distribution process worked out! In Northern Ghana we have taken this very much to heart. We have partnered with Countrywise Ghana to produce and distribute a film on soybean farming. Countrywise is our partner because they too […]

Read More

How do soybean farmers get information?

11 April 2017:At the end of March the GALA team travelled to Tamale in Northern Ghana to help deliver training on data collection to 10 enumerators. As a result, next week the GALA project starts conducting intra-household surveys at 300 farms in five districts in the Northern region of Ghana. The intra-household survey interviews up […]

Read More

UPTAKE: Stephanie on scale-up & climate change

Stephanie Gakuo project manages the UPTAKE project developing ICT solutions support maize, potato and cassava farmers in Tanzania, she explains how the project is developing… We recently announced that UPTAKE will be sending over 1 million SMS’s to 41,000 maize farmers in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. But this is only part of the story of how we are […]

Read More

Intra-household survey – Tanzania

4 April 2017: Silvia Silvestri, GALA project manager, writes:  Over the past few months the GALA delivery team has been trying to understand how households in Tanzania obtained and share information on farming practices. This will help us to understand the effectiveness of different communication approaches in delivering agricultural information to small-scale farmers.  It will also help us to reflect on which currently change […]

Read More

ISFM library proves popular

3 April 2017: ASHC In the last month the ISFM materials library has grown –  it now shares 462 different materials. The new titles have also seen an increase in the downloads. 495 materials were downloaded from the ISFM materials library between 2 March and 2 April 2017. The new OFRA book has proved popular – pushing them to the top of […]

Read More

African Indigenous Vegetables Training Kit Shared

1 April 2017: Our colleagues at the Good Seed Initiative have produced what they call a module training set on the production of 9 African indigenous vegetables and seed. These can be downloaded for free from the ISFM materials library. African indigenous vegetables contribute significantly to the food security and nutrition of the majority of people […]

Read More

Agronomy projects learn about Legume Alliance

31 March 2017: SILT & UPTAKE partners Farm Radio International, yesterday, played host to a visit from a group of Bill & Melinda Gates Funded agronomy projects today. The visiting projects cover maize and cassava (which are UPTAKE priority crops); legumes (which is the focus of the work in SILT, GALA and the focus of the […]

Read More