The ReDIAL project is conducting action research to identify soil nutrient deficiencies and alternatives for improvement of soil fertility in the five project zones. The studies is led by the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources (FRNR) of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). The work includes literature review, preparation of detailed research methodology, sampling, scoping study and detail study. The findings and recommendation from the study will inform farmers groups, government, extension service providers and guide them to provide the right support for soil fertility enhancement.
Key activities being conducted under the soil fertility improvements component include the following;
1. Sensitisation durbars with communities to inform community stakeholders; including the farmer groups, communities, etc. about findings made, the recommendations and what action they may require to undertake.
2. Practical training workshops to build capacity and transfer skills to farmer groups on alternative soil nutrient enrichment mechanisms. This includes series of information sharing sessions and training workshops to transfer skills, and inform the farmers on alternative soil nutrient enrichment options.
3. National policy dialogue on alternative soil nutrient improvements to inform policy makers and stakeholders about best practices for sustainable soil nutrient enrichment options.
4. Information, Educational and Communication (IE&C) materials for communication and information sharing with farmers and other stakeholders on findings for alternative soil fertility improvement.