8 May 2013
ASHC joins Kenya Soil Health Consortium.
George Oduor, the project manager of the Africa Soil Health Consortium, has been appointed to serve on the steering committee of the Kenya Soil Health Consortium.
“We are really keen to explore how ASHC, as the African Consortium, can work effectively with national consortiums.
The Kenya Soil Health Consortium is very well placed to have a great impact on the implementation of integrated soil fertility management nationally.
I will be looking to bring to the group knowledge ASHC has gained from its work across Africa – but I am also confident that areas of best practice will be developed here in Kenya.
Our work has shown that Kenya has some of the most exciting opportunities for innovative communications. ASHC has already worked on SMS programmes, comic books, enrichment of the school curriculum and even access television and radio slots to get the ISFM message across in a targeted way in Kenya.
We wish the new Kenyan Soil Health Consortium every success.”
5 April 2013
Pictures MAY speak louder than words in low-literacy environments
Laurinda Cheng, under the supervision of Louise Mailloux, ASHC gender specialist, has just completed a literature review looking at best methods of communication in low literacy environments. has just completed a literature review looking at best methods of communication in low literacy environments. Read more...
ASHC & AGRA announce student writing competition
AGRA-sponsored students encouraged to write a blog on their wish for the future of Africa’s soil.
A travel bursary worth $3,000 is on offer to the student who writes the best blog entry on how Africa’s soils should be improved. Read more...
18 March 2013
ASHC-led rice write-shop in Ghana receives record level of satisfaction
The ASHC team held a very successful rice write-shop in partnership with the Agricultural Value Chain Mentorship Project in Bolgatanga, Ghana from 18-21 March 2013. The ASHC-led the write-shop to find better ways to package information for smallholder rice farmers. Read more...
20 February 2013
Trainer of Trainers workshop builds ISFM capacity in Volta region of Ghana
Africare, a Ghana-based NGO, wanted to build the capacity to disseminating ISFM technology in the Volta regions of Ghana. Africare had participated in an ASHC-led write-shop in mid 2012. So, they asked ASHC to work in partnership with them to develop a 3-day trainer of trainers workshop in February 2013.
20 extension workers from Ghana’s food and agriculture ministry (MoFA) joined a farmer, local media, and Africare staff for the workshop held in Jasikan District. Read more...