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Extension Manuals

 

ISFM Training Module for Agriculture Teachers in Secondary Schools

Training module developed by Rwanda Soil Health Consortium.

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The Status of Fertilizer Recommendation in Malawi

The gaps, challenges and opportunities of fertilizer recommendations in Malawi developed by the Malawi Soil Health Consortium.

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Farmer Field School Facilitator's Module on ISFM

The Farmer Field School (FFS) is a participatory agricultural extension approach, based on ‘learning by discovery’ developed by the Rwanda Soil Health Consortium.

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ISFM Training Manual for Zambia's Agricultural Extension Workers

This manual is produced by the Zambia Soil Health Consortium to provide remedies to constraints associated with declining soil fertility in Zambia .

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Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Zambia

This booklet attempts to give a broad overview of some of the main problems farmers face in managing soils for crop production in Zambia developed by the Zambia Soil Health Consortium.

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Salinity Reducing Food Security and Financial Returns from Rice Production in Rwanda

This paper uses discusses salinity, the indicators, potential impact of salinity on returns to rice production in Muvumba swamp, Rwanda w.

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Policy Briefs

 

KSHC Policy Brief 1

Policy brief on 'Soil health inputs for increased agricultural productivity in Kenya' by the Kenya Soil Health Consortium.

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KSHC Policy Brief 2

Policy brief on 'Addressing constraints in extension services to boost adoption of soil health technologies' by the Kenya Soil Health Consortium.

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KSHC Policy Brief 3

Policy brief on 'Soil health research gaps in Kenya' by the Kenya Soil Health Consortium.

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KSHC Policy Brief 4

Policy brief on 'Soil health research and developement in kenya: Challenges, opportunities and policy options' by the Kenya Soil Health Consortium.

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ISFM Research Highlights

 

ISFM Research Highlights

Closing yield gaps in sub-Saharan Africa through Integrated Soil Fertility

Management. Issue 1.

 

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ISFM Research Highlights

Pigeon peas could work for smallholder African farmers in multiple ways. Issue 2.

 

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ISFM Research Highlights

Boosting Soybean Production for Improved Food Security and Incomes in Africa . Issue 3.

 

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Africa Plant Nutrition Research Highlights

The 4R Stewardship in the Context of Small Holder Agriculture in Africa. November 2011.

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Africa Plant Nutrition Research Highlights

The Agronomic and Economic Benefits of Fertilizers and Mulch Use in Highland Banana Systems in Uganda. April 2012.

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Better Harvest More Income Better Nutrition

A guide towards intercropping maize and pigeon pea.

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Extension Flyers/Posters

 

Be Your Own Maize Doctor

How to detect nutrient deficiency symptoms in maize.

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4R Nutrent Stewardship Flyer in Amharic

The 4R's of nutrient management in Africa.

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Phosphorous for Maize Flyer in Amharic

The role, symptoms of deficiency and sources of phosphorous.

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Nitrogen for Maize Flyer in Amharic

The role, symptoms of deficiency and sources of nitrogen.

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Potassium for Maize Flyer in Amharic

The role, symptoms of deficiency and sources of potassium.

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Use of Mulch in Conservation Agriculture

An extension guide on how much mulch is necessary developed by the Malawi Soil Health Consortium.

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Newsletters

 

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Soil Health Newsletter - Issue 01 March 2014

This is the first issue of the newsletter for Country level Soil Health Consortia on soil health.

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Soil Health Newsletter - Issue 02 October 2014

This is the second issue of the newsletter for Country level Soil Health Consortia on soil health.

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Soil Health Newsletter - Issue 03 July 2015

This is the third issue of the newsletter for Country level Soil Health Consortia on soil health.

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Presentations

 

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In the context of smallholder farming systems in Africa

Dr Shamie Zingore and Dr Adrian Johnston during the CIALCA International Conference, Kigali, Rwanda on October 24, 2011

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Status and challenges of soil health in Africa

Bashir Jama, AGRA, Ghana. Presentation at the ‘Launch of Global Soil Partnership in West and Central Africa’. 4-6 April, 2013
 
 
 

Country Level Soil Health Consortia: Policy Support Perspective

James Mutegi, Shamie Zingore, Rebbie Harawa & Bashir Jama. IPNI-Africa Program, AGRA-Soil Health Program

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The Status of Soil Resources, Needs and priorities Towards Sustainable Soil MAnagement in Kenya

Peter Macharia, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute; GSP Workshop (March, 2013)

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Soil and Soil Fertility

Africa Soil Health Consortium, 2014

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Reports

 

Report for the Eastern and Southern Africa, Soil Health Consortia Training

This training was held between 14th and 16th October 2013 at the Kenya
School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi. It aimed at training the country
coordinators and other key members of project team.

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Africa Agriculture Status Report 2014

As the second in the series of the African Agriculture Status Report, this volume seeks to provide an in-depth and comprehensive analysis of emerging issues and challenges faced by African smallholder farmers, and allow scholars and professionals to contribute practical and evidence-based solutions

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Africa Agriculture Status Report 2015

The chapters in this year’s narrative section deal with the current status of youth in sub-Saharan Africa and present the opportunities and potential that the region’s ‘youth bulge’ and ‘youthening’ generation brings to agriculture.

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Investing in soil : Cases and Lessons from AGRA’s Soil Health Programme

In this book, AGRA demonstrates its commitment to improving soil health by managing the nexus between soil and agriculture, creating solutions and moving beyond demonstrations to showcase success stories that can be scaled up. This book will deepen the debate on alleviating hunger and poverty across Africa.

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