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Fertilizer Optimization Tools to increase farmers’ yields highlighted at CODATA 2019 Conference

CABI has highlighted the benefits of digital agriculture, through the range of Fertilizer Optimization Tools, at the CODATA 2019 Conference in Beijing, China, including how the Fertilizer Optimizer app in Uganda increased some farmers yields seven-fold. Henry Mibei and Lucy Karanja from CABI’s Kenya office in Nairobi, told delegates that the agricultural sector is facing […]

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How data visualization helps to plan and evaluate the campaign approach

For more than two-thousand years, maps have been used to try to help us make understand the world. As we tried to make sense of the range of campaign activities that made up the Scaling Improved Legumes Technologies (SILT) project in Tanzania, our project partners at Farm Radio (FRI) suggested we produce a map. These […]

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Phone app set to transform how low-income farmers in Africa invest in fertilizer

First appeared as a newstory on An upgrade to a mobile phone app now offers farmers across Africa even more benefits and cutting-edge fertilizer use technology. This will help farmers to grow healthier, more productive with increasingly profitable crops, as a result of more informed use of how small amounts of fertilizer impact the […]

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CABI and IFDC join forces to get soybean film out to farmers in Northern Ghana

Woman and child at film screening By Duncan Sones Farmers in Northern Ghana are reaping the benefit of village-based film screenings to inform them about agricultural practices. Film screenings are growing in popularity amongst farmers and extension projects, as the technique for sharing information. This is because they are a very inclusive way of sharing […]

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Countrywise Communication Ghana in collaboration with Cabi premiers Campaign Video For Soya Beans Production

Countrywise communication Ghana in collaboration with Cabi, on monday, the 28th of May 2018, premiered a campaign video for soya bean production at the Oasis lounge in Tamale. The event brought together partner organizations, government officials and the media. Read more of this story here.    

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Family-centric cinema: a Q&A on changing the conversation for women in agriculture

First published in the CABI blog. Women need first-hand information and knowledge about new agricultural technologies to have a say on how family farms are run, according to Dannie Romney, Global Director, Development, Communication and Extension, CABI. Dannie is currently Project Executive for the Africa Soil Health Consortium (ASHC) and Gender and the Legume Alliance(GALA) […]

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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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Cassava resources & making posters that work

Material matters is a bi-monthly feature which reviews materials that can be freely downloaded from the ASHC website. This month we are reviewing the cassava resources you might find useful. We are also featuring some poster formats to coincide with the recent publication of the Media Guide: Making farmer-friendly posters and the template to help you make your […]

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Sharing soil health approaches July 2017

Welcome e-newsletter-3. This a good opportunity to catch up on anything you may have missed in the past few months. This month we are sharing new tools that can help anyone to design farmer-friendly printed information in different formats. Four templates can now be downloaded for the creation of do-it-yourself promotional material. The templates are for […]

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