Training program on Soil Sampling as part of ICRISAT-NAANDI partnership
ICRISAT-NAANDI partnership was forged in 2019 to study the impact of regenerative agriculture on soil heath across diverse agro-ecologies. As a part of this project, Dr. Pushpajeet Choudhari, Manager, Charles Renard Analytical Laboratory (CRAL) conducted a virtual training on standard operating procedures of geo-referenced soil , compost, water and leaf tissue sampling. Around 20 women field-level functionaries from the state of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh were trained during this session held on 24 Feb 2022.
The training session started with a briefing on sampling techniques for soil, plant and compost, followed by a video demonstration on soil sampling. The session concluded with Q&A round.
This training has empowered the field-level functionaries with the technical know-hows of soil and plant sampling. This will help CRAL deliver accurate testing results and support the farmers with timely interventions. Trained women will be collecting around 2000 samples every year from the beneficiary farmers under the aegis of ICRISAT-NAANDI partnership.