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.