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1. News reports

Countrywise Communication Ghana in collaboration with Cabi premiers Campaign Video For Soya Beans Production

Countrywise communication Ghana in collaboration with Cabi, on monday, the 28th of May 2018, premiered a campaign video for soya bean production at the Oasis lounge in Tamale. The event brought together partner organizations, government officials and the media. Read more of this story here.    

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Multi-media campaign helps improve food security in Tanzania

First published in the CABI website.  A multi-media campaign has helped CABI and partner agencies in Tanzania improve food security in Tanzania by encouraging thousands of farmers to adopt improved legume technologies including ways to produce healthier and more profitable crops of common bean and soybean. The collaborative project led by FRI, CABI and AFAP, […]

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ASHC Forges Partnerships to Boost Soybean Production in Nigeria

The Africa Soil Health Consortium (ASHC) has forged strategic partnerships with key private and public sector stakeholders to roll out an integrated farmer education campaign that is expected to lead to a significant boost in soybean production in nine (9) states in Nigeria. The campaign which is led in-country by Intrio Synergy Limited (ISL) with […]

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Cassava resources & making posters that work

Material matters is a bi-monthly feature which reviews materials that can be freely downloaded from the ASHC website. This month we are reviewing the cassava resources you might find useful. We are also featuring some poster formats to coincide with the recent publication of the Media Guide: Making farmer-friendly posters and the template to help you make your […]

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Sharing soil health approaches July 2017

Welcome e-newsletter-3. This a good opportunity to catch up on anything you may have missed in the past few months. This month we are sharing new tools that can help anyone to design farmer-friendly printed information in different formats. Four templates can now be downloaded for the creation of do-it-yourself promotional material. The templates are for […]

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North: South divide in Tanzania soybean training

Updated 20 July 2017 SILT The delay in the rains in many parts of Tanzania during the soybean planting season meant that around half of the demo plots were planted up to 6 weeks later than normal. Usually  farming season in the Southern Highlands starts from November/December  but this year it was as late as January. This was […]

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Material matters… 25 free soil health and cropping manuals to download

Material matters is a bi-monthly feature which reviews materials that can be freely downloaded from the ASHC website. This month we are reviewing the manuals that we have been developed by ASHC and its partners.  There is a wealth of information here. The handbook for ISFM outlines the principles of the approach – giving details of […]

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SMS warned farmers of late rain & stalk borer

13 July 2017: How ICT build farmer resilience through agricultural technologies… A CABI-led SMS campaign has been commended for its ability to provide farmers with timely information to enhance farmer resilience to challenges caused by climate change and pests and diseases. The campaign is carried out in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania as part of the UPTAKE project. The […]

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SMS campaign increases maize seed sales by 20-90%

5 July 2017: Seed companies in Mbeya, Tanzania,  have reported increased sales ranging from 20-90% following an UPTAKE campaign that promoted the use of improved maize seed varieties last season. The UPTAKE project has been using SMS technology to promote the use of improved seed varieties to 40,000 farmers in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands, as part […]

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Fertilizer phone app coming soon …

27 June 2017: Martin Macharia OFRA data manager set out the challenge of the current fertilizer optimization tool or FOT that led them to develop a phone-based application.“The OFRA fertilizer optimization tool is a great way of supporting farmers. However, when we have been training extension staff we have encountered a number of challenges. First, extension […]

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