Articles | Volume 4, issue 1
SOIL, 4, 47–62, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-4-47-2018
SOIL, 4, 47–62, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-4-47-2018

Original research article 07 Feb 2018

Original research article | 07 Feb 2018

Local soil quality assessment of north-central Namibia: integrating farmers' and technical knowledge

Brice Prudat et al.

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Soil degradation is a major threat for farmers of semi-arid north-central Namibia. Having tools to assess soil quality is important to evaluate soil conditions and helps targeting important issues. We developed a soil evaluation toolbox that integrates farmers' field experiences and technical knowledge. The combination of local soil descriptions, field soil texture evaluation and soil colour provides locally meaningful information that reveals soil quality improvement potentials.