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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: Mlingano soil lab Country: Tanzania Name of the presenter: Neema Mzava
  2. 2. Soil analysis in your country How many routine laboratories exist in your country? 4 laboratories (TARI Mlingano, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), TARI Uyole and IITA Dar es Salaam Soil and Plant Lab) Are they ‘mobile’ laboratories? No Are soil test kits commonly used? No
  3. 3. Strength/weakness What do you think your lab is strong at? Routine soil and plant analysis What do you think it could be improved? •Staff strength (adequate staff, knowledge and skills •modern lab equipment •sample preparation and storage rooms
  4. 4. What are your expectations out of this meeting and GLOSOLAN? • Get the current situation / status of soil laboratories existing in Africa • Come up with the strategies for:  improving the quality of soil laboratories in Africa  harmonizing soil laboratory methods • Get experience from other soil laboratories in Africa
  5. 5. Thanks for your attention
  6. 6. Thanks for your attention