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
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.
Article about ORM4Soil activities in the Daily Graphic in Ghana
ORM4Soil participates in the Food Systems Caravan 2019
Evidence for agroecological approaches in Kenya
ORM4Soil at the 4th World Congress on Agroforestry
Training in Mali capacitates farmers to produce their own Gliricidia tree seedlings
New video shows project's activities in Ghana
Nathan Okoth at the 18th Workshop on Sustainable Horticultural Production in the Tropics, Kenya
MSc student Richard Kofituo presented his research results at the Tropentag 2018
The project's methodology and reached milestones were presented at the SHE Conference in Lisbon
Social Sciences: Four of our PhD students trained in Switzerland!
ORM4Soil at the III International Conference on Global Food Security, South Africa
ORM4Soil represented at the IV EAMARC conference in Nairobi
The ORM4Soil project crosses the Atlantic!
ORM4Soil at the ReSAKSS annual meeting in Mozambique
ORM4Soil organizes farmer field schools in Mali
ORM4Soil represented at the Tropentag 2017 in Bonn, Germany
Event: The ORM4Soil annual meeting took place in Embu, Kenya
The Student Reporters publication is out!
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.