Project Objectives

The project focusses on developing a global ‘tool kit’ for agro ecological approaches and indices for sustainable soil management, with particular emphasis placed on projects and partners within the Collaborative Crop Research Programme (CCRP). This work will include both methodologies and instrumentation for evaluating soil quality in situ as well as development of a framework to better understand residue and nutrient management options and limitations across diverse smallholder contexts(including local soils classification and management knowledge). We will build upon existing efforts around the globe (both methodological and theoretical) and coordinate with regional teams to refine these tools for use throughout the CCRP.



Trying out the Soil Tool Kit at the East African Research methods workshop, Athi River, Kenya (February 2017).