Talking soil science with farmers

P.A. Tittonell, M. Misiko, I.E. Ekise

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Abstract

When agricultural researchers visit farms in order to gather information for their research programmes, farmers rarely get proper feedback. Research information on scientific concepts such as soil fertility and nutrient balances is often considered too abstract for them. Researchers in Kenya returned to farmers to discuss their results in the context of Farmer Field Schools. Through the workshops that ensued, they managed to find a common language to bridge the communication gap.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-11
JournalLEISA : ILEIA newsletter for low-external-input and sustainable agriculture
Volume24
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • soil fertility
  • kenya
  • east africa
  • soil fertility management
  • farmers' knowledge

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