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Abigael Mchana

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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ASHC joins Kenya Soil Health Consortium

George Oduor, the project manager of the Africa Soil Health Consortium, has been appointed to serve on the steering committee of the Kenya Soil Health Consortium. George said: “We are really keen to explore how ASHC, as the African Consortium, can work effectively with national consortiums. The Kenya Soil Health Consortium is very well placed […]

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COMPRO II: May 2013 newsletter published

COMPRO II newsletters published –Quality & Yield – Issue 3 – May 2013 – support objective 4 of this project relating to the development and delivery of the communications strategy  

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Pictures MAY speak louder than words

ASHC looks at the role of images in a low- literacy environment … Laurinda Cheng, under the supervision of Louise Mailloux, ASHC gender specialist, has just completed a literature review looking at best methods of communication in low literacy environments. Dannie Romney,the ASHC project executive commented: “This paper is useful reading for anyone interested in […]

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Satisfaction with ASHC write-shop in Ghana

The ASHC team held a very successful rice write-shop in partnership with the Agricultural Value Chain Mentorship Project in Bolgatanga, Ghana from 18-21 March 2013. The ASHC led the write-shop to find better ways to package information for smallholder rice farmers. Rice is an important cash crop for farmers in Ghana. However production is not […]

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ASHC & AGRA announce student writing competition

AGRA-sponsored students encouraged to write a blog on their wish for the future of Africa’s soil A travel bursary worth $3,000 is on offer to the student who writes the best blog entry on how Africa’s soils should be improved. The idea for the writing competition was developed by AGRA and ASHC following the interest […]

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ISFM trainer trained in Volta region of Ghana

Africare, a Ghana-based NGO, wanted to build the capacity to disseminating ISFM technology in the Volta regions of Ghana. Africare had participated in an ASHC-led write-shop in mid 2012. So, they asked ASHC to work in partnership with them to develop a 3-day trainer of trainers workshop in February 2013. 20 extension workers from Ghana’s […]

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