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Learning Experiences Of Farmers Field School On Integrated Nutrient Management


<p><em>This paper presents three years of farmer field school learning experiences on integrated soil nutrient management in Kindo-Koisha district of Wolaita, Southern Ethiopia. Emphasis is placed on the findings of determining optimum combination of compost and inorganic fertilizer (DAP-Urea) experiment conducted under the farmer field school platform in two schools. Three years of group observation, recording, presentation and discussions in plenary has boosted the confidence and experiential learning among participants. It has improved farmers capacity to experiment with technologies and implement the same in their own farms. Grain and biomass yields increased with increasing levels of inorganic fertilizers. However, the yields obtained from treatments of organic and inorganic fertilizers combinations were not significantly different in most cases, implying that reliable yield could be obtained as long as comparable proportions of the two sources are used.</em></p>

Corporate Author: 
Getnet Alemu and Getachew Yoseph (Editor) & Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute
Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
Primary Descriptors: 

<p>Farmer field school,</p>

Secondary Descriptor: 

<p>Agro-ecosystem analysis, integrated nutrient</p>

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Broad Subject heading: 
Poverty, food, production& agricultural practices
Call Number: 
330.963 PRO 2007
Serial Key Title: 
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
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Publication date: 
2013-05-27 00:00:00
Forum or Discussion date: 
2013-02-27 00:00:00
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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