Improving soil management recommendations for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa using new infrared technology for rapid diagnosis of soil constraints


Goal is to increase smallholder agricultural production in sub-Saharan Africa while protecting the environment through evidence-based targeting of improved soil management recommendations by agricultural research and development organizations and the private sector. Purpose: National agricultural research organizations and private sector advisory services in sub-Saharan Africa adopt soil infrared spectroscopy to help target soil management and fertilizer recommendations

Executive Institute:

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Details of World Agroforestry Centre

Contract period:

01. 09. 2007 - 30. 08. 2009

Project budget:

140,000 €

Participating Institutions:

Funding Programme:


  • Soil science

Purpose of research:

Applied research

Funding Institutions:

  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Details of (BMZ)

Project Management Agency: