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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 […]

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5 new crop nutrient guides to download

24 March 2017 ASHC: 5 new guides provide details of nutrient management practices necessary for crop production. 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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GALA newsletter published

GALA newsletter 2 has been produced and can be downloaded.

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A  soybean campaign plan for Ghana

10 January 2017 The GALA team writes: In the framework of the GALA project we are exploring how effective different media, and combinations of media, can be at encouraging farmers to trial and/or adopt improved legume technologies. There is a specific emphasis on how different promotional approaches impact on women and younger farmers. GALA works […]

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Seed production starts to address chronic shortage

20 December 2016 The availability of high quality seed of improved varieties of common bean and soy has been a challenge for the Legume Alliance in Tanzania.  The Scaling Up Legume Technologies (SILT) project has meant that a new partner has been working to address the seed shortage. The Agricultural Seed Agency has a remit to […]

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