• Africa Agriculture Status Report 2014

    Humanity is at an environmental crossroads, and the long-term welfare of literally billions of people is at stake. Climate change has been sneaking up on us for many decades – some say ever since the advent of the Industrial Revolution – but it is only relatively recently that steps began

  • Africa Agriculture Status Report 2015

    With almost 200 million people aged 15-24, Africa has the youngest population in the world. Each year, 10 million young Africans enter the continent’s workforce, more than ever before. This highlights the great challenge of youth unemployment, but it could also be seen as a great opportunity to encourage youth to be the engine behind the

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

    This is a new publication titled “Investing in soil: Cases and lessons from AGRA’s Soil Health Programme” prepared jointly by Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) and is available for download from the Ethiopia Soil Health Consortium here.

  • Be Your Own Maize Doctor

    HAVE YOU had a “maize check-up” this season? Every grower should learn to recognize the symptoms that are pictured here — signs that a maize crop is deficient in one or more of the nutrients that are essential for healthy plant growth and profitable yields. You can be your own maize doctor. It is an important part of

  • National Integrated Soil Fertility Management Technical Committee 2nd Meeting

    Date: 3rd October 2013 Venue: MoA building, Agenda: The Technical team has been tried to see the assignments given to each committee member during the first committee meeting. 1. According to the previously given assignment Dr Zebene Mikru has presented the basic ISFM definition that he thought to fit the

  • Soil campaign in Ethiopia

    For Immediate ReleaseOn the Launch of the Ethiopian Soil Week as part of the Ethiopian Soil Campaign duringthe International Year of Soil, 2015Addis Abeba, Ethiopia – November 3, 2015 – The 68th UN General Assembly has declared 2015 asInternational Year of Soil and December 5, 2015 as the International Day

  • Logo of IYS 2015

    N poster Amharic final P Amharic final logo of IYS 2015

  • Status of soil resources in Ethiopia and  priorities for sustainable management

    Status of soil resources in Ethiopia and priorities for sustainable management. GSP for Eastern and Southern Africa Mar 25-27, 2013, Nairobi, Kenya  

  • New Nutrient Removal Calculator (PlantCalc) Now Available for iPhone, iPad and iTouch Devices

    November 3, 2014, Peachtree Corners, GA, USA – The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) has recently released its new PlantCalc App as part of its effort to improve the accuracy of nutrient uptake and removal estimate reporting, and make science-based estimates freely available to the public. Designed for the iPhone,