The focus of the project is on plant nutrition. It builds on local resources and knowledge, and aims at improv-
·j ing this knowledge through the application of scientific methods. The project will first investigate existing
nutrient management of garden soils, the materials that are being used to maintain or to raise the nutrient
content of these soils, and the crops which are grown in gardens, with specific attention to vegetables. This
can play a significant role in enriching starch-based diets with micronutrients. Subsequently, it will develop
guidelines for the use of local resources (various types of animal manure and composts) in the management
of plant nutrient availability for selected crops (nutrient-dense vegetables).