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Linking climate services and soil diagnostics for climate-smart decisions for small-scale farmers and service providers in Tanzania

Lead PI: Dr. Walter E. Baethgen , Cheryl Palm

Unit Affiliation: Agriculture & Food Security Center

October 2015 - December 2017
Inactive
Africa ; Tanzania
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: This work will improve the crop and soil management tool Soil Doc through expansive field-testing and a participatory feedback stage and add seasonal climate forecasts to help decision-making that reduces risk in soil and crop investments. 

SPONSOR:

Michigan State University

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

U.S. Agency for International Development

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$249,667

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)

PUBLICATIONS:

Higher Education Solutions Network FY 2016 Annual Report

KEYWORDS

resilience food security agriculture climate change soildoc soil climate forecasts climate services

THEMES

Stewardship of the planet

MULTIMEDIA

Linking Climate Services and Soil Diagnostics