The Integrated Soil Fertility Management for Food Security also known as Capacity for Food Project was to find methods to improve the soil fertility in West Africa for improved Agricultural Activities. The Universities discovered during the implementation of the project that, the combination of Organic and Inorganic manure can enrich the fertility of the soil and increase crop yield.
The Project Coordinator for the five Universities, German Lopez, said, the final conference will be focusing on how to roll out the new idea developed by the universities to all farmers in West Africa.
He pointed out that, the innovation has been tested in the Demonstrative plots in every benefiting University, and has been proven to be effective.
National Coordinator, Capacity for Food Project, Alie Kamara says, Njala University has gone beyond demonstration, stressing that, some farmers have started implementing the idea in the country.
He said, the combination of Organic and Inorganic manures will prevent farmers from practicing bush fallowing.
Acting Vice Chancellor, Njala University, and Professor Ernest Ndomhina described the conference as timely pointing out that, the African Continent has lost important soil nutrients due Climate Change and human activities.
He called on the Agricultural Sciences Faculty to cascade the idea to all farmers in the country.