Information support for sustainable soil fertility management (CTA seminar 2003): highlights
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CTA. 2005. Information support for sustainable soil fertility management (CTA seminar 2003): highlights. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands
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‘Poor soils make poor people, and poor people make soils worse’. This is a situation that can be seen in many ACP countries. What information support can be offered...
‘Poor soils make poor people, and poor people make soils worse’. This is a situation that can be seen in many African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. What information support can be offered – to farmers, policy-makers, researchers and civil society – to break this vicious cycle of increasing poverty? How can aspiring entrepreneurs in agriculture acquire the information they need to maximise the potential of one of their most important natural resources – their soils? Where, for whom, and what type of information is required? And where are the bottlenecks in communication that inhibit information flow and the incentive to take action? What could, or should, be done – and by whom? A discussion of these issues was the objective of this seminar. Attended by more than 70 participants from ACP states and from the European Union (EU), the seminar was held from 21–24 October 2003 in Arnhem and was co-organised by CTA and ISRIC – World Soil Information.