Groundnut & sweet potato cropping guides
During the next 2 years ASHC will be adding two new titles to its series of ISFM system cropping guide series. The guide to groundnut is due for publication in May 2016 and the sweet potato the following year. Over the past four years cropping guides have beeen produced for rice, cassava: legumes; maize:legumes; sorghum & millet and coffee banana.
Keith Sones, the ASHC technical editor, leads a process that is driven by a series of collaborative workshops that slot evidence supporting recommended practice into the format for the guides. The cropping guides cover sub-Saharan Africa. The guides will prove invaluable for training extension teams and a consolidated research publication. Unlike many publications of the kind of material, the emphasis is on ensuring that the material produced includes clear information on what farmers need to do at each stage of the cropping cycle.
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