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Agreement for the procurement of 100 units of soildoc kits

Lead PI: Pedro Sanchez

Unit Affiliation: Agriculture & Food Security Center

January 2015 - January 2016
Inactive
Africa ; Nigeria
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: Soil test kits have been around for a long time, but none of these kits is accurate enough to be really useful in making on-site nutrient recommendations. SoilDoc is a portable, on-farm soil testing kit that would provide tailored fertilizer and organic input recommendations for farms, following the Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) approach. SoilDoc will allow us to diagnose soil constraints in the field, transmit the information quickly through SMS with an android phone or tablet, and send quality recommendations on time. In this way, farmers will be advised on best management of their farm to increase production and apply costly fertilizers only where needed.