Dr. Yeboah then took the house through the actual purpose of the workshop. He iterated the point that the workshop is participatory and covers two days.
He provided the operational definition of Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) in brief terms and asked the various sub committees to work towards the
achievement of that definition. This he said is to ensure that by the end of the project duration we will all be on the same page.
In a presentation, he demonstrated how the achievement of a complete or full ISFM is made possible. This demonstration which started a progression from current state of soil fertilization practice through to the complete or full ISFM suitable for a specific location was presented. He presented the structure of the GSHC and then went on to present overview of 2014 activities. He then finally looked at the work plan of the consortium.