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AfriLAB: Regional Soil Laboratory Network for Africa | First meeting. 21 - 24 May 2019 | Nairobi, Kenya

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  1. 1. Laboratory name: Laboratorio Regional de Analise de solos e Plantas -LRASP Country: Mozambique Name of the presenter: Momade Mamudo Ibraimo (Doctor I soil science by Viçosa University -Brazil
  2. 2. Soil analysis in your country How many routine laboratories exist in your country? Are they ‘mobile’ laboratories? There are three routine analysis laboratories: LRASP- CZnd-Nampula/IIAM, IIAM-Sede-Maputo Soil and Plant Laboratory and UEM-FAEF Soils and Plants Laboratory. No, are only fixed laboratories.
  3. 3. Are soil test kits commonly used? Yes, test kits are used, but they need to be calibrated with the reference laboratories to check their sensitivity. since there are many types.
  4. 4. Strength/weakness What do you think your lab is strong at? A dynamic team and structured technique that responds: - The current demand; - Since the sample collection; - Preparation; - Physical-chemical analyzes and; - Technical report
  5. 5. Strength/weakness It has a great role in the practical training of several levels of: - Professional technical education; - Middle School; - Higher Education for curricular internships and monograph work for graduation purposes; - Search complementarity between research and extension; - We are more focused on tropical soils.
  6. 6. - Lack of international records; - International standard sample; - Maintenance of equipment due to - Trained personnel; - Poor repositioning of commonly used material, such as: - Standard, glassworks, equipment; - Few customers informed about our services; - Non-georeferenced customer samples. weakness
  7. 7. What do you think it could be improved? -Maintenance in meetings like this one; -Regular visits of the laboratories of specialists of the international commission; -Technical support in the training area; -Unified protocols for laboratory procedures.
  8. 8. What are your expectations out of this meeting and GLOSOLAN? -Harmonization in laboratory procedures; -Easy transfer of data; -Technical support permanent scientists, for example: -Short and long term courses; -Existence of increasingly sufiscaficated equipment.
  9. 9. Be part of the Reference Laboratories for excellence; Share our facilities and the GLOSOLAN group.
  10. 10. Thanks for your attention