The handbook is meant to serve as a field reference material for service providers, and provides brief theoretical information backed up by field-based visual tools on soil related issues commonly encountered in the field.
The handbook contains two sections. Section 1 deals with field diagnosis of common soil-related problems, presenting some technical options. Section two is an extension of section 1 and presents a wide range of technical options to soil management available in the region. A number of simple, low cost options for soil management are illustrated, for easy reference by the field extension worker. Lastly, it presents a brief on financial appraisal, a tool that could assist in making decision about a particular soil management option to adopt. It is anticipated that by reference to both sections, the service provider will exhaustively address soil management-related issues commonly encountered in the field.
Semalulu, O.; McDonagh, J.; Lu, Y. Bridging research and development in soil fertility management. Practical tools and aproaches for better soil management in East Africa. (2005) 63 pp.
Bridging research and development in soil fertility management. Practical tools and aproaches for better soil management in East Africa