Farmers know that soil is a precious commodity. But in Babati District, northern Tanzania, a long held belief that mineral fertilizers spoils soils is preventing them from making informed decisions on how best to keep their soils healthy and increase their yields.
Researchers from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the Selian Agriculture Research Institute (SARI) are investigating best-bet fertilizer options and agronomic practices for maize in the region as part of the USAID-funded Africa RISING program. Their work is challenging local beliefs and changing attitudes…..read more
Written by: Stephanie Malyon (CIAT) and originally published in the September 2015 edition of CIAT Africa E-Bulletin