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ICBA and ITRA scientists organized farmer field schools in Togo under the #RESADE project. The objective was to train farmers in best farming practices and soil improvement techniques. During the training sessions, farmers were taught how to use and benefit from soil amendments such as biochar. Biochar is a fine-grained solid material made from biomass that has been carbonized under oxygen-limited conditions. Farmers were shown how to apply it directly to soils to improve their functioning and reduce emissions. They also gained hands-on experience in making equipment for producing biochar. The scientists found that recycling farms residues into biochar had a positive impact on the fertility of the soils.