Thank you to all the ISFM participants!
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Many thanks to all the particiants at the ISFMAfrica Conference in Nairobi in October 2012 for making the confernence so successful. More than 250 people participated, and more than 80 oral presentations and 120 posters were presented.
Discussions on follow-up are being held.
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Talk of Dr Vanlauwe
Interview of Ademola Braimoh
More videos of the ISFM conference on this LINK
In the News
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A conference of allied organizations and projects accelerating delivery of needed agricultural technologies to African small-scale farmers and including:
the 15th Conference of the African Association for Biological Nitrogen Fixation (AABNF);
the 2nd Workshop of the African Network on Mycorrhiza (AFRINOM) and the
the Biannual Conference of the African Network for Soil Biology and Fertility(AfNet)
The Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Institute of CIAT (CIAT-TSBF) and the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Nairobi invite participation in an innovative conference
intended to critically analyze agricultural technologies, innovative microbial based products and land management strategies benefiting small-scale agriculture in Africa.
This conference assembles the strengths of several organizations
and collaborative research projects committed to designing, refining and delivering potent solutions to food insecurity and agricultural resource degradation in sub-Saharan Africa. A particular focus of this conference deals with the comparison
and scaling-up of candidate breakthrough technologies, monitoring and evaluation of their impacts within rural settings and along agricultural value chains and strategies to increase human and institutional capacities in Integrated Soil Fertility Management.
Examples of these breakthroughs include better management of Biological Nitrogen Fixation and other beneficial biological processes (e.g. Mycorrhizal associations); strategic combination of biological, organic and mineral resources in the management of soil
fertility and land quality and the commercialization and adoption of new biotechnologies.
The conference will feature invited keynote speakers in plenary sessions, followed by sessions of related thematic oral and poster presentations. A policy forum linking scientists and policy makers will be also included in the program. Excursions will be also part of the program.
The conference will result in electronic proceedings that include its presentations and posters, and short papers based upon them; and is intended to provide guidance to the agricultural research, extension and development community working with African small-scale farmers.
Download and forward the 4th announcement of the Conference
Submission deadline for abstract: July 31, 2012
Registration deadline: September 30, 2012
Conference dates: October 22-26, 2012
Excursions: More information will follow
Important: To add your name to the mailing list and receive further information about our conference, click HERE
Contacts for the conference
Dr. Ken Dashiell, Co-chair
Dr. Saidou Koala, Co-chair
Prof. Nancy Karanja, Coordinator of AABNF 15 Sessions
Dr Joyce Jefwa, Coordinator of AFRINOM workshop, second edition
Editorial team: Dr Kenton Dashiell, Dr Saidou Koala, Dr Kristina Roing de Nowina and Dr Cécile Thonar
Web-design and implementation: Dr Cécile Thonar, Mrs Lorraine Odhiambo and Dr Fehmi Ben Abdesslem
Website hosting: Mr Idris Jones (CIAT Colombia)