Duncan Sones reads between the lines…
It is said that ‘every picture tells a story’ or a ‘picture is worth a thousand words’. But harnessing the power of pictures and images within extension has been exercising the minds of the ASHC team for some time. Read more...
15 wishes for World Soil Day
Redefining the research: extension continuum to include smallholders Christian Witt Read more >>
Better packaged research findings for smallholders Charles S Wortmann Read more >>
A human rights perspective on women’s land tenure Margaret Kroma Read more >>
The ASHC project manager' blog
Africa Soil Health Consortium thinks they have
Good things growing…
It has been a busy few months for the Africa Soil Health Consortium. We have a new look newsletter which I hope that you like. But with so much to report I thought it was time for a blog to show what we are achieving.
The ASHC team is just back from the African Green Revolution Forum event The ASHC team was pleased to hear Kofi Annan mention integrated soil fertility management in his opening speech. We were also honoured to receive President Kikwete at our exhibition stand. We also talked with MPs from the Republics of Tanzania and South Sudan. In total around 140 people asked us for more information or joined our mailing list. Read more >>
ASHC guest blog
What does the new generation of mobile phones mean for agricultural extension?
Smart phone or PDA (personal digital assistant) phone are becoming commonplace in Africa offering access to email, the internet and e-books. Some have built in keyboards or external USB keyboards, making them mobile mini-computers. Increasingly they are seen as a necessity rather than luxury.
This ability to send and receive information is starting to penetrate the agricultural sector. Read more >>