SMI developed locally-adjusted solutions to build farmer capacity for climate-change adaptation in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. We train farmers in natural soil fertility management practices – such as composting, cover cropping and intercropping – through field schools and practical training sessions.
Two cocoa farming cooperatives in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana are enabled to assess and improve their soil’s fertility and water holding capacity by the use of locally produced fertilization solutions. In this case a liquid microbial solution called compost starter and compost tea is applied on the enriched litter around the trees on order to enable better productivity and soil life. The cooperatives are trained and equipped with soil analysis solutions and mobile apps for data assessment and evaluation.