FPR is a problem-solving research in which farmers and researchers collaborate in problem
identification, planning and implementation of research and evaluation of results. It strives to
fully utilize the knowledge of both fanners and researchers to efficiently solve problems. The
FPR aimed at addressing a wide range of important crop, soil or pest management problems by
researchers working intensively on a long-term basis, with farmers in a community that is
representative bio-physically and socio-economically of a major production zone started seriously
in Matugga village, Mpigi District in 1992. The work started with information gathering using
prepared questionnaires and soil sample collection for analysis.