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Farmer and Extension Manuals

In this section you will find a variety of farmer manuals and extension materials.

DISCLAIMER: These manual reports are presented without necessarily a thorough peer-review process. The main purpose is that of making data and information rapidly available to research teams and partners in the SIMLESA project and for use in advancing discussions on the relevant topic. For fully peer-reviewed publications, please refer to the journals page. Readers are invited to send comments directly to the corresponding author(s). The views expressed in these reports are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect opinions of CIMMYT, ACIAR, national research institutions and other partners, or donors. Any errors or omissions (editorial, factual or otherwise) are the sole responsibility of the authors of each publication.

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This is a manual guide for soil testing in remote areas, with specific tailoring to the Eastern and Southern Africa.

This is a demonstration guide to help extension workers in the use of applicable combinations of methods and tools .

See the profiles of two champion farmers, Peter Joctor and Dailess Kasawala, who through SIMLESA have adopted CASI technologies and the impact of the adoption in their lives…

This poster written in both English and Chewa, shows how crop residue can be used in improving yields…

This poster (written in both English and Chewa) highlights the importance of mulching in improving soil yield.

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