Tel: +254 (0)20 2271000/ 20

Email: ashc@cabi.org

News

Gates agronomy projects at FRI legeume alliance JPG

Agronomy projects learn about Legume Alliance

31 March 2017: SILT & UPTAKE partners Farm Radio International, yesterday, played host to a visit from a group of Bill & Melinda Gates Funded agronomy projects today. The visiting projects cover maize and cassava (which are UPTAKE priority crops); legumes (which is the focus of the work in SILT, GALA and the focus of the […]

Read More
OFRA book

Optimizing Fertilizer Use in West Africa

28 March 2017 Last week OFRA shared with you their exciting new publication – Optimizing Fertilizer Use in Sub-Saharan Africa. Now you can now download the chapters on fertilizer and ISFM, based on the research from the individual countries. Here are the chapters relating to West Africa. To download the chapters, follow the links in the table […]

Read More
OFRA book

Optimizing Fertilizer Use in East & Southern Africa

28 March 2017 Last week OFRA shared with you their exciting new publication – Optimizing Fertilizer Use in Sub-Saharan Africa. Now you can now download the chapters on fertilizer and ISFM, based on the research from the individual countries. Here are the chapters relating to East and Southern Africa. To download the chapters,  follow the links […]

Read More
SILT campaign materials and nodualtion March 2017

ASHC Newsletter March 2017

26 March 2017: We have changed the way that we share information with you about the African Soil Health Consortium (ASHC). This quarterly e-newsletter will help you to understand how the new strategy is being implemented with news from the project: Gender and the Legume Alliance; OFRA; Scaling-up Improved Legume Technologies and UPTAKE. We are also launching a Twitter alert, so that, in future, you will be able […]

Read More
555 sorghum:millet guide

5 new crop nutrient guides to download

24 March 2017 ASHC: 5 new guides provide details of nutrient management practices necessary for crop product. The guides focus on the principles of fertilizer (nutrients and micro-nutrients) and organic matter use and the application of good agricultural practices such as intercropping. The guides are designed for an extension audience and they can support the customisation […]

Read More
Gumboot close up TZ copy

1 million SMSs for Tanzanian maize farmers

21 March 2017 UPTAKE: By the end of April 2017, the UPTAKE team expects that 1 million SMSs will have be sent out to maize farmers in the Southern Highlands. Stephanie Gakuo the UPTAKE project manager, explains: “We have been delivering SMS messages to farmers at scale for some time. In January 2017 we sent 276,414 SMSs […]

Read More
OFRA book

OFRA new book: Fertilizer use Optimization in SSA

17 March 2017 OFRA: A new 228 page book Fertilizer Use Optimization in Sub-Saharan Africa has been published by CABI to share the findings of the Optimizing Fertilizer Recommendations in Africa (OFRA) project. The publication is free to download from the ISFM materials library developed by the Africa Soil Health Consortium. The new publication  has been welcomed by […]

Read More
Karen Hampson sends a selfie from the IDRC visit March 2017

Funders visit SILT demo plots and seed growers

2 March 2017: The SILT partners in Tanzania are hosting Wendy Manchur and Jemimah Njuki from the projects funder IDRC. After spending a day reviewing the project in Dar Es Salaam the team is now visiting a number of different partners and visiting farmers to see the impact of SILT to date. This trip is designed to give IDRC a […]

Read More
Spider Plant Cropping Cycle Flash Cards

8 Vegetable training materials ready to download

Our colleagues at the Good Seed Initiative have produced what they call a module training set on the production of African indigenous vegetables and seed. African indigenous vegetables contribute significantly to the food security and nutrition of the majority of people in East Africa. They are a major source of livelihood especially for women who sell […]

Read More
OFRA work shop December 2016

OFRA shares its lessons …

16 February 2017 OFRA: The CABI team has been working closely with AGRA over the past few months to ensure that the lessons from OFRA are captured and shared. Working with facilitator Dr Sileshi Gudeta Weldesemayat, the principle investigators from 12 of the participating countries have been developing journal papers utilizing the data collected with the support […]

Read More