Soil testing methods - global soil doctors programme, a farmer-to-farmer training programme (Paperback)


The Soil Doctors programme is developed under the umbrella of the Global Soil Partnership and promotes the establishment of a farmer-to-farmer training system. The Soil Doctors Global Programme aims to build the capacity of smallholder farmers on the practice of sustainable soil management and, by doing so, support governmental agencies and organisations working on agricultural extension at the field level (promoting broader impact and a reduction of costs). Training will also rely on the establishment of demonstration farms and experimental fields by the Soil Doctors, which might attract the interest of research institutes and universities involved in the programme. The programme also aims to educate farmers on soil science principles for practices of sustainable soil management and aims to achieve this by providing them with a set of tools composed of some educational materials and a soil testing methods (STM) manual for preliminary soil analysis. The STM is a collection of locally relevant, and easy to use, soil analyses procedures that would be selected by each area where the program is implemented.

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The Soil Doctors programme is developed under the umbrella of the Global Soil Partnership and promotes the establishment of a farmer-to-farmer training system. The Soil Doctors Global Programme aims to build the capacity of smallholder farmers on the practice of sustainable soil management and, by doing so, support governmental agencies and organisations working on agricultural extension at the field level (promoting broader impact and a reduction of costs). Training will also rely on the establishment of demonstration farms and experimental fields by the Soil Doctors, which might attract the interest of research institutes and universities involved in the programme. The programme also aims to educate farmers on soil science principles for practices of sustainable soil management and aims to achieve this by providing them with a set of tools composed of some educational materials and a soil testing methods (STM) manual for preliminary soil analysis. The STM is a collection of locally relevant, and easy to use, soil analyses procedures that would be selected by each area where the program is implemented.

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General

Imprint

Food & Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations (Fao)

Country of origin

Italy

Release date

December 2020

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Expected to ship within 12 - 17 working days

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Dimensions

180 x 250mm (L x W)

Format

Paperback

Pages

96

ISBN-13

978-92-5-131195-0

Barcode

9789251311950

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LSN

92-5-131195-1



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