14 May 2022, Africa: Growing Africa is a brand new semi-annual, digital publication initiated by the African Plant Nutrition Institute (APNI) to provide a forum serving stakeholders interested in Africa-centric plant nutrition science.
The publication seeks to strengthen connections within the research community in Africa, and promote impactful solutions, programs and activities. As a source of practical information, Growing Africa fills a gap in the current knowledge base by providing scientific information in an actionable manner.
“Growing Africa has evolved out of a consensus that access to useful and pragmatic knowledge on crop management, and particularly on plant nutrition management, is limited in Africa. Therefore, bridging this knowledge gap would be a crucial contribution that APNI can make to African agricultural development.
– Dr. Kaushik Majumdar, Director General, APNI
The first Issue of Growing Africa, found at https://growingafrica.pub and through links provided by APNI’s website https://apni.net, starts the conversation on how best to engage our understanding of crop nutrition and develop solutions for the diverse and complex contexts of African agriculture. The May Issue includes a range of articles connected by a common thread – adoption of improved plant nutrition practices that are co-developed with farmers creates economic, social and environmental benefits.
Growing Africa’s website encourages interaction with its readership through opportunities to participate via its “Ask an APNI Expert“ and #sharegrowingafrica photo sharing platforms.
Style Guide Available for Authors
Growing Africa is designed to be full of learning opportunities ranging from interpretive research stories from the field, review articles explaining agronomic concepts, and illustrative examples built around published research. Our Style Guide provides more background for potential authors.
“It’s exciting to launch a new digital journal and think about what the future holds for it. We hope that Growing Africa’s unique mix of articles will provide readers with many learning opportunities to come.
– Gavin Sulewski, Communications Lead and Editor, APNI
Those involved in research for development in Africa are invited to look for opportunities to participate. Details on the submission process are available in our Style Guide, or from our website www.growingafrica.pub/about.