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harvested cassava bunch

UPTAKE of cassava commercialization in Tz

13 June 2017: UPTAKE partner Farm Radio International (FRI) has produced a new briefing pack  for radio stations in Tanzania. It covers post-harvest processing of cassava including the production of chips, high quality cassava flour and starch. It sets out opportunities for greater commercialization of cassava, responding to new regulatory and commercial environment. The Farm Radio International […]

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AFAP soybean demo - Usetule-26 April 2017

Soybean demo training attracts farmers

2 June 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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Countrywise Ghana filming

Sharing soil health approaches June 2017

1 June 2017: Welcome to our second e-newsletter. Here we look back over things you may have missed in the last two month. Be the first to know… Follow ASHC on Twitter to get all the project updates as they happen. Please note that we have a new new address – you can now follow us […]

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groundnut guide

Cropping guides now cover 7 crops

30 May 2017:Three new ISFM system cropping guides have been produced by CABI-ASHC, covering sweetpotato, groundnut and maize-legumes. This brings the total of guides available to download to 7. These guides are FREE to download now – follow the links on the table below. Talking of the sweetpotato guide, Edward Carey, from the International Potato […]

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1,000+ scientists trained in fertilizer optimization

22 May 2017 OFRA: The training session for scientists in Nigeria last week, means the Optimizing Fertilizer Recommendations for Africa (OFRA) team has trained more than 1,000 scientists from 13 countries in Eastern and Western Africa, on fertilizer optimization approach. 9-11 May 2017  trainers and trainees at the Faculty of Agricultural, University of Abuja, Nigeria OFRA has developed a […]

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2,450 Extension agents learn fertilizer optimisation

20 May 2017 OFRA: More extension workers can now use the fertilizer optimization approach to advise farmers on more efficient and profitable use of fertilizer in sub-Saharan Africa as a result of the awareness raising and capacity building initiatives of the CABI-led Optimizing Fertilizer Recommendations in Africa (OFRA) project. Dr Kayuki Kaizzi of the National […]

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Banana agronomy in Uganda

The ASHC team is delighted to be invited to the launch of the Banana Agronomy Project in Kampala, Uganda on 27 April 2017. The project is exploring ways of improving scalable banana agronomy for small-scale farmers in highland banana cropping systems in East Africa. The meeting will: Review the project objective and the work streams […]

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GALA enumerator training March 2017 _1

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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Ken Giller holding handbook

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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