As part of Peace Corps’ West Africa System of Rice Intensification (SRI) Toolkit, this handbook was designed primarily for Peace Corps Volunteers in West Africa and their communities, but is intended to be applicable to other audiences as well – both outside of Peace Corps and outside of West Africa. The methodology it covers, the System of Rice Intensification, or SRI, is an adaptable strategy for ecologically increasing rice production while decreasing inputs, and with some local adaptation can be used in a wide variety of circumstances.
The manual was created specifically for use in the Western Kenya Smallholder Agricultural Carbon project. This manual includes introductory modules on climate change and Sustainable Agriculture Land Management (SALM), as well as modules that describe specific SALM practices.
This website from the University of Florida provides diagrams of the Nitrogen and Phosphorus cycles.
Pioneering 'Soil Food Web' scientist, Dr. Elaine Ingham, B.A., M.S., PhD., explains the interconnected relationships of microbes in healthy soil.
Pioneering soil microbiologist, Dr. Elaine Ingham teaches us about "The Life in the Soil" in Part 2, "The Soil Food Web."
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