Who we are?
Nigeria Soil Health Consortium (NSHC) initiative is part of the WASHC and ASHC funded by the BMGF through AGRA. It is part of a four year (2011-2014) initiative coordinated by IITA, Ibadan. The consortium is working with various institutions to develop knowledge products to improve knowledge on ISFM at all levels of society. The project is focusing on synthesizing up-to-date information on ISFM and apply it to produce materials in a range of formats targeted at different stakeholders including policy makers, private sector actors, extension workers, farmers and university students i.e. multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional ISFM stakeholders. The 13 countries in Africa involved in the Africa-wide ASHC : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Nigeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Ghana.
have been developed to improve soil health and their work is documented in scientific literature. Poor soil fertility is a key constraint to improving farm productivity and farmer livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). After several decades of emphasis on biological approaches to soil fertility improvement, partly because fertilizer availability was itself a major constraint, there is now wide recognition of the need to increased fertilizer use to achieve sustainable increase in crop productivity in Africa. Various technologies However, very little work has been done to synthesize and disseminate this knowledge in formats suitable for use by the different actors involved in farming systems development.