Validating organic resource management approaches for enhancing soil fertility
The application of organic resources in agricultural land enhances soil fertility and quality, with positive social, economic and environmental impacts. However, the respective techniques have failed to be implemented in farmers’ cropping systems on a large scale. The ORM4Soil project identifies the agronomic, socio-economic, cultural, and communicative reasons that promote the adoption of tested agricultural technologies. The project aims at identifying practicable solutions that help farmers to build soil fertility. Innovations developed jointly by farmers and researchers, such as locally adapted forms of agroforestry, green manure and compost, are tested and evaluated for their potential to be adopted by more farmers.
This video portrays research partners and activities in Ghana and Mali. It emerged from the r4dFood Systems Caravanstages in Mali and Ghana in September and October 2019.
The video is subtitled and also soon available in dubbed versions in the languages Bambara, Kassim, Mooré, Twi and Fongbé. Watch this video on YouTube and choose subtitles and language in “settings”.
Contacts: Godfred Ofosu-Budu, University of Ghana, Ghana, Salif Doumbia,Institut Polytechnique Rurale, Mali, Fernando Sousa and Andreas Fliessbach, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland,email@example.com
r4d Farmer-driven Organic Resource Management to Build Soil Fertility (ORM4Soil);
A project trailer by Fernando Sousa and Sara Correia, Liquen Productions
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