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Organic Resource Management for Soil Fertility – ORM4Soil

Title: Farmer-driven organic resource management to build soil fertility and improve food security

Funding: Swiss Programme for Research on global Issues for Development, a partnership of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Project coordinator: Dr. Andreas Fließbach, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland

Project sites: Ghana, Kenya, Mali and Zambia

Duration: 2015-2021

URL www.orm4soil.net

Organic Resource Management for Soil Fertility

The "Farmer-driven organic resource management to build soil fertility and improve food security" project (ORM4Soil), aims at improving soil fertility through an innovative participatory and interdisciplinary approach joining farmers and researchers with the goals of contributing to increase soil fertility and food security. 

Farmers' perception on soil fertility in West Africa

The ORM4Soil project was on the field in Mali and Ghana to hear what farmers have to say about the status of soil fertility in their land.

Including the perspectives and ideas of farmers in the research process is one of the underlying principles of the project, in order to bring forward strategies to improve the adoption of soil fertility management techniques in Sub-Saharan Africa.