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Integrated Soil Health and Fertility Management Course
Event: Integrated Soil Health and Fertility Management Course
Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.
Event Date: 14th - 18th May 2018.
Given the escalating population growth, intensified cropping, widespread land degradation and shrinking agricultural land, sustaining agricultural production through improved soil management are critical to the issue of food security and poverty alleviation in developing countries.
Limited availability of additional land for crop production along with declining yield growth for major food crops have heightened concerns about agriculture's ability to feed the world population. Much currently cultivated land is being lost through soil erosion, nutrient depletion, desertification, deforestation, and salinization or overgrazing. As agricultural areas become even more crowded, arable land is likely to come under increasing pressure. This also sets the livelihoods of millions of subsistence farmers at risk.
Integrated soil health and fertility management (ISHFM) is the key in raising productivity levels while maintaining the natural resource base. This training course aims to guide participants on how to replenish soil nutrient pools, maximize on-farm recycling of nutrients, and reduce nutrient losses to the environment and improving the efficiency of external inputs.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policymakers) working with communities, in governments, funding agencies, Research organizations and non-government organizations among others for Agriculture support activities and other development programmes.
By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
• Understand validated and participatory approach to designing and implementing effective ISHFM programs
• Apply a participatory approach to designing and implementing an ISHFM program.
• Understand soil fertility concepts and factors that make a soil fertile and productive.
• Gain knowledge on how to identify soil nutrient problems and opportunities.
• Understand soil fertility enhancing strategies that maximize profits and agronomic use efficiency.
• Understand the methodologies and tools to assess suitability, economic feasibility, and impacts of ISHFM on agricultural production, soil fertility, and the environment.
• Understand how to promote ISHFM to farmers and other stakeholders
TOPICS TO BE COVERED
• Introduction to ISHFM and basic concepts
• Soil Fertility Management
• Soil Conservation
• ISHFM Strategies to Maximize Profits and Agronomic Use Efficiency
• Extension Techniques
• Non-Agronomic Soil Components
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Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Mob: +254 715 077 817 Tel: 020 211 3814
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 07th May 2018. Send proof of payment to [email protected]