How Soil Testing Can Help Predict Return on Investment for African Farmers
Nevertheless, soil testing was revealed to provide important information that can help farmers and other stakeholders to improve yields, profitability, and livelihood.
More information about soil testing is available in the project’s final report.
And average maize yields in Kenya have not increased at all in the past decade.
One major finding was that the availability of nitrogen and potassium in the soil was the most important factor in determining the profitability of the farm, highlighting the crucial role that soil and soil testing play.
The soil testing also found that local fertilizer formulations were not addressing the most common and important nutrient deficiencies, which is important for input manufacturers and retailers to know.