Experiences in participatory diagnosis of soil nutrient management in Kenya

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1998
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Kenya Agriculture Research Institute
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This paper describes experience of a participatory diagnosis of the nutrient status of soils in Nyen and Machakos, Kenya. Farmers' knowledge and perception of soils IS compared With the results of soil analysis done by researchers. Farmers' knowledge was explored uSing diagnostic tools, such as soil mapping and transect walks Researchers used soil sampling and analYSIS to charactense the soils that farmers had Identified
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