03 Oct 2013

4R Nutrient Stewardship Adoption in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Shamie Zingore, IPNI Director, Sub-Saharan Africa Program, leads us through the region’s current challenges and discusses the limitations of smallholder farming systems and their surrounding infrastructure. A pilot research program is addressing these issues and is working to define the 4Rs in western Kenya in the context of its local agriculture. The pilot project is aimed at training and building the capacity for extension workers and the supporting farm retail sector so they can extend site-specific 4R knowledge to farmers. Starting as a pilot project, the lesson learned can be replicated and multiplied across southern Africa.

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