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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: IITA Analytical Service Laboratory, Ibadan (We have other branches at Yaounde Cameroon, Dares-Salaam Tanzania and Bukavu DR-Congo) Country: NIGERIA Name of the presenter: UPONI Joseph
  2. 2. LAB OVERVIEW AND STAFF
  3. 3. SOME EQUIPMENT IN THE LAB: AAS, ICP-OES,MIR, XRF
  4. 4. Soil analysis in your country How many routine laboratories exist in your country? Are they ‘mobile’ laboratories? One (By OCP-Africa School Labs Project) combining modern technology with extension services Are soil test kits commonly used? No: But Lamotte Soil Kit and SoilDoc have been tried.
  5. 5. Strength/weakness What do you think your lab is strong at? -Routine soil , plant, water and fertilizer analysis for agronomic purposes -Standard and modern soil test equipment (ICP-OES, AAS, MIR, XRF) -Training Laboratory technicians in soil analysis What do you think it could be improved? Scaling up the use of MIR, XRF and other modern technologies in soil testing
  6. 6. What are your expectations out of this meeting and GLOSOLAN? -To revive the collaboration and mutual training among soil testing laboratories building on the gains from SPALNA (Soil and Plant analytical Laboratories Network of Africa) -To facilitate the establishment of credible proficiency testing in Africa for soil labs -Advocate for closer links of soil testing labs to the farmers and agricultural extension services.
  7. 7. Thanks for your attention

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