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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Optimizing Fertilizer Use in West Africa

28 March 2017 Last week OFRA shared with you their exciting new publication – Optimizing Fertilizer Use in Sub-Saharan Africa. Now you can now download the chapters on fertilizer and ISFM, based on the research from the individual countries. Here are the chapters relating to West Africa. To download the chapters, follow the links in the table […]

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Optimizing Fertilizer Use in East & Southern Africa

28 March 2017 Last week OFRA shared with you their exciting new publication – Optimizing Fertilizer Use in Sub-Saharan Africa. Now you can now download the chapters on fertilizer and ISFM, based on the research from the individual countries. Here are the chapters relating to East and Southern Africa. To download the chapters,  follow the links […]

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ASHC Newsletter March 2017

27 March 2017 Dear Colleague We have changed the way that we share information with you about the African Soil Health Consortium (ASHC). This quarterly e-newsletter will help you to understand how the new strategy is being implemented with news from the project: Gender and the Legume Alliance; OFRA; Scaling-up Improved Legume Technologies and UPTAKE. We are also launching a Twitter alert so that, in future, […]

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5 new crop nutrient guides to download

24 March 2017 ASHC: 5 new guides provide details of nutrient management practices necessary for crop product. The guides focus on the principles of fertilizer (nutrients and micro-nutrients) and organic matter use and the application of good agricultural practices such as intercropping. The guides are designed for an extension audience and they can support the customisation […]

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1 million SMSs for Tanzanian maize farmers

21 March 2017 UPTAKE: By the end of April 2017, the UPTAKE team expects that 1 million SMSs will have be sent out to maize farmers in the Southern Highlands. Stephanie Gakuo the UPTAKE project manager, explains: “We have been delivering SMS messages to farmers at scale for some time. In January 2017 we sent 276,414 SMSs […]

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OFRA new book: Fertilizer use Optimization in SSA

17 March 2017 OFRA: A new 228 page book Fertilizer Use Optimization in Sub-Saharan Africa has been published by CABI to share the findings of the Optimizing Fertilizer Recommendations in Africa (OFRA) project. The publication is free to download from the ISFM materials library developed by the Africa Soil Health Consortium. The new publication  has been welcomed by […]

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