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Research Title Characteristics of Nutrient Status of Degraded Upland Soils in Samar Island
Research Personnel Leader:
Dr. Victor S. Asio

Research Duration Start:
1 June 2012
31 May 2014
Research Location Samar Island
Research Description The project will generate new and relevant knowledge on the nature of soils in degraded uplands in Samar. It will be an important contribution to the body of knowledge about these problems soils in the Philippines the sustainable management and rehabilitation of which is vital for the government’s food security program. The proposed basic research may not have direct socio-economic impact but it can have important indirect impact since the results can be a vital input to any projects or initiative aimed at improving the productivity of poor farmers living in the degraded uplands.
Research Objectives The research aims to evaluate the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of the degraded upland soils in Samar Island, assess their nutrient status, determine the critical soil factors limiting crop production in these lands, evaluate the biophysical and anthropogenic factors affecting their fertility status.
Research Beneficiary(ies) Farmers
Research Accoplishments
Total Research Cost
Research Agencies Funding:
UP Los Baños

Research Budget Breakdown Year:
Year Funded:
Total Cost
Date Released
Amount Released
2012 to 2013

Code F-146
KRA Code Integrity of the environment and climate change adaptation and mitigation
Priority Thrust DOST
Create growth in the Countryside

Sector Applied Sciences
Actual Sector Agriculture
Related sectors Environmental, Soil Science
Entry revision: January 2021