Sandy Soil Remediation in NE Thailand
This project specifically addressed issues related to livelihoods at the household level by taking into consideration fundamental soil constraints associated with upland light textured soils under rainfed conditions, with the long-term aim of enhancing environmental integrity. The specific project objectives were to:
- provide tested methods to reverse soil degradation on a significant proportion of these rainfed production systems by addressing issues associated with soil acidity, low nutrient supply and retention capacity, and alleviation of physical constraints;
- contribute to enhancing the livelihoods of communities by providing the knowledge base needed to alleviate soil water and nutrient constraints on light textured upland soils, leading to substantial increases in productivity, enhanced incomes and reduction/reversal of environmental degradation;
- promote farmer adoption of technologies that enhances livelihoods and water productivity at the field level, and will have beneficial impacts on the functionality of upland systems in the long-term;
- enhance the capacity of National Agricultural Research and Extension Systems (NARES), nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and university students to address land and water degradation issues associated with overexploitation of upland agro-ecozones.