This manual serves as a comprehensive guide for trainers involved in imparting knowledge on Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) through a structured training program. It is an integral component of the training system, which includes flipfiles for ISFM and Best Management Practices (BMP) for various agricultural products, games and activities, and demonstration materials. The primary focus of the manual is to assist trainers in preparing for, conducting, and providing essential information during the training sessions. The manual outlines various activities such as the Market Game, Pre-Test, Pyramid of Elements, Display of Soil Nutrients, Sof Balance, and Leaking Bucket. These activities are designed to engage participants and convey key concepts related to soil fertility, crop management, and the importance of balanced fertilization. The Market Game, for instance, simulates the agricultural market dynamics, emphasizing the interconnectedness of selling crops and the essential elements needed for future cultivation. The manual provides step-by-step instructions for each activity, including a list of required materials, objectives, learning indicators, and suggested durations. Additionally, the manual introduces the concept of ISFM, explaining its significance in enhancing crop yield and farmer profits while maintaining soil fertility. It covers the basics of BMP for rice production adapted to Nepalese conditions, emphasizing the integration of suitable seeds, organic matter, and balanced fertilizers.
Soil fertility, Crops