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Abigael Mchana

Linking farmers with providers of inputs for sustainable production

First published on the SAIRLA website on 03 January, 2018 With a large crowd gathered, the screening then switched to the serious business of ‘Growing Soybeans’ and the crowd hushed. This was one of hundreds of screenings by Countrywise-Ghana to inform farming communities of good agricultural practices for soybean production. Countrywise-Ghana produce and distribute videos […]

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ASHC Forges Partnerships to Boost Soybean Production in Nigeria

The Africa Soil Health Consortium (ASHC) has forged strategic partnerships with key private and public sector stakeholders to roll out an integrated farmer education campaign that is expected to lead to a significant boost in soybean production in nine (9) states in Nigeria. The campaign which is led in-country by Intrio Synergy Limited (ISL) with […]

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Three Lessons from Partnership Campaigns in ASHC

15 December 2017 James Watiti: One way to describe partnerships is to list the different agencies you have interacted with in a campaign. With more than five successful partnership campaigns so far in three countries, this should be an easy story for the ASHC team. However, the real and more intriguing story of partnership actually […]

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Farmers to embrace use of NoduMax to boost soybean productivity in new campaign in Nigeria

11 October 2017 Christine Alokit: Soybean is one of the cheapest protein sources that is used for various purposes for both human consumption and livestock feed. In human food, the grain can be roasted or fried and eaten as a snack, processed for multiple uses including soy-milk, cooking oil, infant weaning foods, kebabs and potential […]

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Scaling-up soybean: “Mother and baby” demos

7 April 2017: The SILT delivery team shares work from FIPs-Africa to create over 2,000 on farm soybean demos in Tanzania: Since 2015, the Scaling up Legume Technologies (SILT) project has been implementing a joint multi-media campaign targeting priority legumes – common beans and soybeans  in Tanzania. This project is funded by IDRC, and implemented by CAB […]

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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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