We promote efficient and effective use of mineral fertiliser and organic inputs, combined with good agricultural practices. The practice, known as ‘Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM)’, combines the use of mineral fertilisers and locally available soil amendments and organic matter to replenish lost nutrients. These practices improve soil quality and the efficiency of fertilisers and other agro-inputs.
Our experts produce communication materials, extension tools and run events and training for farmers, extension workers and policy makers. But any decisions need to consider a farmers’ financial and environmental situation along with the cropping system in question in order to maximise profitability; especially smallholder farmers who are financially constrained. The best combination of crop-nutrient-rate are vital.