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Fertilizer Optimisation Tool workshop – Tanzania

Scientists from Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda will explore the potential of the fertilizer optimization tool (FOT) being developed in OFRA, and work on important issues to address the needs of the different agro-ecological zones in the region. They will also be exploring adjustments that need to be made to the decision tool as a result of information from soil test or ISFM practices.


  • Come to understand fertilizer optimization tool (FOT) functionality
  • Apply information from diverse sources to determine robust crop-nutrient response functions
  • Integrate response functions in development of agro-ecology specific FOTs
  • Develop complementary tools for adjusting fertilizer rates in consideration of other integrated soil fertility management practices

Location: Mt. Meru Hotel, Arusha, Tanzania

Duration: 9-12 February 2015

ASHC/OFRA team involved in the meeting:  Martin Macharia, Harrison Rware, George Oduor, Charles Wortmann & Kayuki Kaizzi