Use Improved Seed, stem cuttings, suckers and roots
Africa Soil Health Consortium (ASHC) is a new project contributing towards radical change in the understanding and use of Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) techniques in sub-Saharan Africa, enabling smallholder farmers to improve their crop yields. The ASHC project is being coordinated by CABI, an international science and agriculture organization, through their team in Africa, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
23 September 2013
Following the funding announcement in July 2013 by AGRA, the Optimizing Fertilizer Recommendations for Africa (OFRA) is starting to build a new project team to deliver the ambitious work plan.
George Oduor, project manager for OFRA explained: “The OFRA project is very much part of the Africa Soil Health Consortium (ASHC), but the new challenges of the project mean we need to augment the team. As this project will be working in 13 sub-Saharan countries it is essential that we build our capacity with French-speaking Africans. Read more...
This week I have been visiting Mozambique in preparation for our upcoming write-shop. One of the meetings was with Ricardo Maria and Anabela Zacarias from IIAM. The conversation turned to gender.
Anabela told us a story of an NGO that had done an assessment of the how to help women in a village. They analyzed their workload and realized that they spent several hours each day fetching water. Read more..