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Introduction to the Global Soil Doctors Programme

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WEBINAR: Launch of the Global Soil Doctors Programme.
5 October 2020 | Zoom platform
Zineb Bazza, GSP Secretariat, FAO

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Introduction to the Global Soil Doctors Programme

  1. 1. Introduction to the Global Soil Doctors programme Zineb Bazza | GSP Secretariat
  2. 2. The Global Soil Doctors programme • Farmer-to-farmer training programme aimed at: • Building the capacity of farmers on soils and sustainable soil management; • Supporting governmental agencies and organizations working on agricultural extension in the field. • Developed for developing countries, but is designed to be flexible.
  3. 3. What is it?
  4. 4. The Global Soil Doctors programme Potential: to create a self-sufficient system that will promote sustainable soil management independently of available national resources
  5. 5. The Global Soil Doctors programme Potential: to provide continuity and dissemination of sustainable soil management after the end of projects.
  6. 6. How does it work? • GSP identifies promoters – many have already reached out and pilot studies will begin following the launch; • Champion farmers are identified (Soil Doctors); • Soil Doctors train other farmers within their community on soil science principles, the importance of testing their soils and sustainable soil management.
  7. 7. Toolkit: the Soil Testing Kits
  8. 8. Toolkit: the training material
  9. 9. The training material - posters
  10. 10. The training material - themes
  11. 11. Soil Doctors in action
  12. 12. Soil testing methods – soil texture
  13. 13. Way forward • Living program: feedback will allow for the improvement of the existing material, and all different themes and soil threats will be explored in depth; • Translation in local languages; • Pilot cases  upscaling of the programme. If you are interested in becoming a promoter, get in touch with us! If you are interested in becoming a promoter, get in touch with us!
  14. 14. The Global Soil Doctors programme For more information on the programme, you can visit the dedicated page on the Global Soil Partnership website GSP-Secretariat@fao.org Please contact us at: http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/pillars- action/2-awareness-raising/soil-doctor/en/
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