Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

Editors: Bationo, A., Waswa, B., Kihara, J., Kimetu, J. (Eds.)

  • A comprehensive synthesis of agricultural research and development experiences from sub-Saharan Africa
  • Highlights practical lessons (challenges and opportunities) from the region
  • Wide topic coverage, both biophysical and social issues, of integrated soil fertility management (ISFM)
  • Discusses both fundamental and applied research aspects of ISFM
  • Demonstrates how networking is a powerful tool to bring change in agricultural research and development in Africa
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Food insecurity is a central concern and a fundamental challenge for human welfare and economic growth in Africa. Low agricultural production, results in low incomes, poor nutrition, vulnerability to risks and lack of empowerment. Land degradation and soil fertility depletion are considered the major threats to food security and natural resource conservation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Investments in technology, policy and institutional reforms are needed to increase agricultural productivity to ensure food security and sustained national economies. Past research has generated numerous soil fertility management technologies which if adopted could propel the African continent out of the poverty trap. However, these technologies have had little, if any, impact due to low adoption by the smallholder farmers.

Table of contents (48 chapters)

  • Mycorrhizal associations as indicators of forest quality after land use practices

    N. A. Onguene

    Pages

  • Appropriate technologies to replenish soil fertility in southern Africa

    P. L. Mafongoya, A. Bationo, J. Kihara, B. S. Waswa

    Pages 29-43

  • Available technologies to replenish soil fertility in East Africa

    J. R. Okalebo, C. O. Othieno, P. L. Woomer, N. K. Karanja, J.R.M. Semoka, M. A. Bekunda, D. N. Mugendi, R. M. Muasya, A. Bationo, E. J. Mukhwana

    Pages 45-62

  • Integrated Agricultural Research for Development: contributing to the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (IAR4D in CAADP)

    Ralph von Kaufmann

    Pages 63-73

  • Soil science, population growth and food production: some historical developments

    Alfred E. Hartemink

    Pages 85-97

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eBook $289.00
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Hardcover $369.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-5759-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities
Editors
  • Andre Bationo
  • Boaz Waswa
  • Job Kihara
  • Joseph Kimetu
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5760-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5760-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5759-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 1091
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