Soil Quality Management
The activity was in-line with the continuing call and advocacy of #Agro-eco Philippines, Inc. in protecting and restoring soil health and its quality to attain desired crop productivity.
The training gave emphasis on the importance of the organic matter in the soil. The organic matter provide nutrients and habitat to organisms living in the soil and also binds soil particles into aggregates and improves the water holding capacity of soil.
Unlike other trainings, the learning approach used was farmer-to-farmer, wherein the resource persons are the farmers themselves. This became advantageous since they have common understanding of the language they used in the learning process.
Farmer-Developed Soil Quality Card
Farmer-Developed Soil Quality Card was introduced as a tool to test the soil quality of the selected areas around the training venue.
Assessing the soil quality, farmers can develop the interventions needed to enhance soil health and quality.