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With its finger on the pulse …

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29 January  2016 UN Food and Agriculture Organization Year of Pulses The Africa Soil Health Consortium, a CABI managed project, is working to support partners to improve their communications to farmers and improve soil fertility in sub-Saharan Africa. Since the outset this has involved working with projects that encourage smallholder farming families to grow legumes […]

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COMPRO Newsletter published

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The new COMPRO II Quality & Yield – Issue 12 is available now. The newsletter is produced by ASHC to support objective 4 of this IITA-led project supporting the commercialisation of a range of products. In this issue you will find items on: Building capacity to access to inoculant Promoting soybean and nutritional security crops together Increasing bio-fertiliser uptake […]

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Family-centered campaign uniting public & private sectors

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Our colleagues at N2Africa and IITA asked if we could present the Maharage Bingwa campaign explaining how the public and private sectors work together.  This is what the ASHC team came up with … This bean growing season farmers in Northern Tanzania are hearing and seeing the term Maharage Bingwa (champion beans). Work by the Legume Alliance, […]

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Tanzania legume campaign planned for 2015

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“The next common bean planting-season in Tanzania will take place in October 2015, but it will be unlike any other,” explains Japhet Emmanuel of Farm Radio International.  “This year a consortium of organizations is coming together to put in place a fully integrated campaign with a 16 week radio series at its core.” James Watiti of […]

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OFRA helps host AGRA delegation in Mozambique

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UK professor of International Development, Sir Gordon Conway and two members of the AGRA board – Dr Maria Andrade and Dr Moise Mensah, were part of a delegation reviewing AGRA projects in Mozambique. The three were joined by a powerful delegation of AGRA staff and its partners – including OFRA’s own George Oduor. The purpose […]

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Fertilizer Optimisation Tool takes step forward in East Africa

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The development of customized, country specific fertilizer optimisation tools moved a step closer last week as a result of the OFRA workshop in Arusha, Tanzania. The workshop brought together experts from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania specially to look at how tools could be developed that share information across similar agro-ecological zones. Harrison Rware, the […]

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Scaling-up Improved Legume Technologies (Tanzania)

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Photo: Raymond Jumah  Scaling-up Improved Legume Technologies (SILT) is a project producing geographically-specific information campaigns, targeting small-scale farming families, delivered just ahead of the legume planting seasons. SILT is delivered with the financial support of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and the Government of Canada, provided through Global Affairs Canada. The project is jointly led […]

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OFRA

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Optimising Fertilizer Recommendations in Africa (OFRA) was a project led by CABI which ran from July 2013 to July 2017 The project was a partnership between CABI, the University of Nebraska Lincoln and National  and agricultural research and extension systems in 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. OFRA was supported by the Alliance for a Green Revolution […]

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Africa works towards fertilizer optimisation…

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New partnership of 13 sub-Saharan countries, facilitated by ASHC and University of Nebraska-Lincoln, explores fertlizer optimisation  On 20 July 2013 AGRA confirmed $5.65m funding for a project that will be know as Optimizing Fertilizer Recommendations in Africa (OFRA). ASHC will be responsible for communications and CABI will be the contract holder for the OFRA project. […]

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Rock phosphate doubles crop for Elishililia

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Arusha, Tanzania To celebrate International Women’s Day the African Soil Health Consortium (ASHC) shares a good news story of fertilizer innovation in Tanzania. The impact of a new locally produced rock phosphate fertilizer, Minjingu, has been made all the more powerful as part of an integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) approach: new seed varieties and […]

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