By Dr. Rafiq Islam
SWBR Program Leader
Dr. Emmanuel Compaore, Head of the Soil Chemistry Division of INERA, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, recently studied at The Ohio State University as a short-term visiting scholar for one month with the Soil, Water and Bioenergy Resources Program.
He is one of the leading soil scientists in Burkina Faso. His professional development training was focused on conservation agriculture related to long-term, no-till cropping diversity with cover crops and soil amendments with agroecosystem services.
Moreover, he received training on our sophisticated laboratory equipment and tools, and vast resources of computing, statistical, and library facilities to improve his data analysis and interpretation capability.
In return, we benefitted from his research experience and training, and cultural activities acquired in Burkina Faso.