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ISFM learning support materials (2/4) – PowerPoint

These materials are designed to support lecturers and trainers to deliver a series of up to 4 lectures based on the content of the ASHC manual for integrated soil fertility management:

  • Pore space
  • Mineral fraction + finger test
  • Porosity
  • Mineral fraction and CFC
  • Organic fraction: SOM
  • Soil analysis
  • Guidelines for soil sampling
  • Nutrients
  • Nutrient deficiency
  • Nutrient uptake
  • Nutrient availability
  • Soil fertility management practices
  • Conservation Agriculture
  • Organic agriculture
  • Mineral losses of added nutrients
  • Water and wind erosion
  • Leaching
  • Volatilization

Each of the PowerPoint slides has supporting notes to help a lecturer to explain all of the essential element of ISFM there are also suggestions for exercises to consolidate the learning.



Lecture 2 – Soil and soil fertility- is a set of 39 PowerPoint slides designed for lecturers and trainers to help students to gain an understanding about soil fertility - there are also suggested exercises to consolidate the learning. This PowerPoint presentation follows section 4 of the ASHC Handbook for ISFM.

Target Audience:
Education, Extensionists, Students, Technical College, Trainers in ISFM, University
Africa Soil Health Consortium, Wageningen University and Research centre
Cropping Stages:
Planning and land preparation
Prepared by Greta van den Brand and Professor Ken Giller
Reference Number:
ASHC 0348-L1


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