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Abigael Mchana

Accessing markets is key to improved legume technology uptake

30 January 2017: Monica Kansiime, seed systems scientist, CABI, writes: In the southern highlands of Tanzania, people’s livelihoods are dependent on what farmers can grow for food and sale. Legumes, such as common beans, soybean and groundnut, are good protein sources and play a key role in nutritional security and household incomes. But yields lately […]

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OFRA communications strategy published

OFRA has developed its communication strategy to guide its efforts in optimizing fertilizer use within an integrated soil fertility management context in the 13 countries that it works in. The OFRA Communication Strategy was developed in close collaboration with the Africa Soil Health Consortium project team, the OFRA implementing team together with its principal investigators. Target […]

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COMPRO II: March 2015 newsletter published

The new COMPRO II newsletter is available now. Quality & Yield – Issue 10 – March 2015 is produced by ASHC to support objective 4 of this IITA-led project supporting the commercialisation of a range of products. In this issue you will find: COMPRO II – supported Mycorrhizal training rated highly Why do we need Standard Operating Procedures? […]

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COMPRO Newsletter published

The new COMPRO II newsletter is available now. Quality & Yield – Issue 10 – 2015 is produced by ASHC to support objective 4 of this IITA-led project supporting the commercialisation of a range of products. In this issue you will find: Compro II – supported Mycorrhizal training rated highly Scientific Advisory Committee 2015 urges innovation in student […]

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COMPRO II: October 2014 newsletter published

The new COMPRO II newsletter is available now. Quality & Yield – Issue 8 – 2014 is produced by ASHC to support objective 4 of this IITA-led project supporting the commercialisation of a range of products. In this issue you will find: Tanzania launches registration guidelines for bio-fertilizer COMPROII student profiles Rhizobium inoculants demonstrate yield Increase on soybean […]

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Africa works towards fertilizer optimisation…

New partnership of 13 sub-Saharan countries, facilitated by ASHC and University of Nebraska-Lincoln, explores fertlizer optimisation  On 20 July 2013 AGRA confirmed $5.65m funding for a project that will be know as Optimizing Fertilizer Recommendations in Africa (OFRA). ASHC will be responsible for communications and CABI will be the contract holder for the OFRA project. […]

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OFRA seeks an exceptional project team…

Following the funding announcement in July 2013 by AGRA, the Optimizing Fertilizer Recommendations for Africa (OFRA) is starting to build a new project team to deliver the ambitious work plan. George Oduor, project manager for OFRA explained: “The OFRA project is very much part of the Africa Soil Health Consortium (ASHC), but the new challenges […]

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ASHC supports Tanzania ISFM consortium launch

Promotional material developed at the ASHC/AGRA write-shop for use at the launch The Tanzania Soil Health Consortium – TASHCO- brings together all of the leading practitioners in Tanzania that are working on ISFM technologies. The consortium was officially launched on 25 July 2013 by the Regional Commissioner for Arusha, the Hon Magesa Mulongo. In his […]

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Soil consortia get ISFM communications support

The Rwanda Soil Heath Consortium was formally launched on 28 June 2013 at the Lemigo Hotel, Kigali. Others country level consortia are planned for Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. George Oduor, project manager at ASHC said: ‘The Africa Soil Health Consortium really welcomes the development of the country-level consortia. I was delighted […]

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AGRA invites ASHC to deliver ISFM write-shop

AGRA invites ASHC to deliver ISFM write-shop for the Soil Health Program grantees The Soil Health Program is one of AGRA’s flagships investments. 94 grants worth US$ 90 have been awarded in 13 sub-Saharan Africa countries, with just over half of them focused on deploying proven ISFM innovations Eight of the ISFM grantees are being […]

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