The second annual planning meeting for the soil health consortia project was held between the 25th and 27th February, 2014 in Naivasha, Kenya. The meeting attracted 18 participants, including country coordinators and project advisors from all the Eastern and Southern Africa Consortia countries and teams from IPNI, AGRA and CABI.
The objective of the meeting was to develop solid plans for implementation of year 2 project mandates. These included plans for data collection, synthesizing and harmonization, plans for development of one stop shop repository database for ISFM data, plans for development and use of country websites, plans for developing effective communication products and plans for improved interactions between country level consortia teams, IPNI and AGRA. Each country developed a performance implementation plan with clear milestones, responsibility distribution and expected outcomes for year 2.
As most of the countries are at advanced stages in data collection, database development and development of communication products, the countries were encouraged to give a reflection on the plans for finalizing the work in the PIP.