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ASHC fact-finding trip to Zambia

Duration: 12 -16 September 2011

What we did: This visit was designed to engage Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and other stakeholders in the African Soil Health Consortium project. We found out how COMESA is currently working with member countries in policy development and advocacy. Rodney also visited: The Zambia Agriculture Research Institute, University Of Zambia, Zambia Food Security Research Project (FSRP) and Ministry of Agriculture (CAADP coordinator) and discussed how research institutions in Zambia, engaged in integrated soil fertility management activities, could work with the ASHC project. He also discussed partnering with them to develop polices and disseminate research finding. The main outcome of the meetings was an understanding of the importance of the ASHC project activities, the need to sign Memorandum of Understanding and finally pledges to support and collaborate with the ASHC project.
Consortium contact: Rodney Lunduka.