Feedback requested on ISFM cropping guides
A cropping guide series is being produced for extension workers by the African Soil Health Consortium (ASHC).
The series covers
- sorghum and millet-legumes, and
- rice systems
The guides support rural extension workers guiding smallholder farmers from traditional cropping systems for subsistence to more market-oriented enterprises through sustainable intensification.
The guides aims to provide, in a single publication, all the most important information needed to design and implement effective systems Although ASHC’s work is focused on the needs of smallholder farmers in Africa, emerging and established commercial farmers will also find the contents relevant and useful.
The ASHC mission is to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers through adoption of integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) approaches that optimise fertilizer use efficiency and effectiveness. The overarching framework for the guide is therefore provided by ISFM.
ASHC has now produced draft cropping guides for four crops. We would really appreciate your feedback and assistance to help us improve these.