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Supporting knowledge sharing on Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) for increased productivity

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.

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23 December 2013

Inception meeting heralds start of Optimising Fertilizer Recommendations in Africa (OFRA)

“The inception workshop for OFRA was a great success and it has set the course for this exciting project,” says George Oduor, the OFRA project manager.

He continues: “It was a great achievement in bringing together over 50 staff from the delivery partners to share ideas about how the project should develop. There was a very positive atmosphere and, despite the complexity of the project, clarity emerged. The feedback from the delegates was good – they scored the meeting with a satisfaction rating of over 80%.”  Read more..


October 2013

Priming the pump...

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..

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