No universal formula exists to remedy the challenges facing farmers. Farming systems, geography, and soil conditions vary considerably from community to community and from farm to farm. For this reason, experimentation lives at the heart of ASA’s knowledge-intensive approach. We work to establish life-long learning practices that help farmers make informed decisions about farmland management based on data, observations, and results. Access to knowledge and information, and the ability to critically analyze and share lessons learned are essential to adapting improved soil management practices to local conditions and making them sustainable.
We collaborate with our partners, allies, and the farmers themselves to cultivate communities of practice that put knowledge into action.