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ASHC fact-finding trip to Malawi

Duration: 16-21 October 2011

What we did: Rodney Lunduka was invited by the Pan African Bean Research Alliance (PABRA) to attend a bean breeder’s workshop to introduce the African Soil Health Consortium project to the breeders. The breeders, mainly working with CIAT, came from Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, DR Congo, Mozambique, Malawi, Uganda, Mauritius, South Africa, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Zambia and Zimbabwe, were appreciative of the project objectives. Rodney also visited: the Land Resources Conservation Department in the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation; the National Association of Smallholder Famers in Malawi (NASFAM); the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Land Resources Centre.