ASHC at the Africa Green Revolution Forum 2014
ASHC was delighted to be part of the AGRA Soil Health Program stand at the Africa Green Revolution Forum 2014. We were in good company exhibiting alongside two of valued partners the Kenya based development agency IPNI and AfSIS, the digital soil mapping people. On 3 September 2014 these three organisations collaborated with AGRA to present “Healthy soils to transform African smallholder agriculture” as part of the ARGF programme. Lydia Wairegi from ASHC, mad ea brief panel presentation on the Optimising Fertilizer for Africa (OFRA) project and the value it brings into improving fertilizer efficiency use in the region.
James Watiti explains: “Over 100 of the AGRF delegates signed our visitor’s book, so we can keep in touch with them. We also distributed 40 copies of the ASHC handbook ISFM in the first few hours of stand opening. We were pleased to welcome everyone to the stand – but we were especially honoured to receive both Koffi Annan and John Kufuor, former president of Ghana.
The team talked about ASHC and OFRA. For OFRA we shared materials on the principles behind development of fertilizer optimisation tools. A second poster depicted the ASHC materials production process, capacity building activities, and piloting of innovate dissemination approaches for extension messages.”