Improving the Profitability, Sustainability and Efficiency of Nutrients Through Site Specific Fertilizer Recommendations in West Africa Agro-Ecosystems

Volume 2

Editors: Bationo, A., Ngaradoum, D., Youl, S., Lompo, F., Fening, J.O. (Eds.)

  • Provides updated fertilizer recommendations for major agro ecological zones in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo for cassava, maize, rice, sorghum, cocoa, oil palm, tomatoes, legumes presented
  • Highlights extrapolation tools selected for upscaling updated fertilizer recommendations to targeted agro ecological zones in West Africa
  • Establishes a link between private sector (importers, blenders) and public sector (NARS/Universities) to ensure appropriate fertilizer blending/testing of new formulations across West Africa as a result of updated fertilizer recommendations
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As part of its efforts to improve fertilizer use and efficiency in West Africa, and following the recent adoption of the West African fertilizer recommendation action plan (RAP) by ECOWAS, this volume focuses on IFDC's technical lead with key partner institutions and experts to build on previous and current fertilizer recommendations for various crops and countries in West Africa for wider uptake by public policy makers and fertilizer industry actors.

About the authors

Dr Bationo is from Burkina Faso, and holds a PhD in Soil Chemistry from Laval University (Canada). He is currently the Senior Resource Mobilization Officer, Africa at AGRA. A post he took up after serving as the West Africa Director and Senior Program Officer for the Soil Health Program.  Prior to his joining AGRA, Dr. Bationo was the Coordinator of the African Network for Soil Biology and Fertility (AfNet) and the Deputy Director of the Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Institute (TSBF) in Nairobi, Kenya. Before that, he was a Principal Soil Scientist seconded to ICRISAT’s Sahelian Centre by the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC). In 2009, he received the annual award from the International Fertilizer Industry Association in Shanghai for his work in soil health. He has over 300 publications to his credit and received the Principal Staff Achievement Award for the year 2004 from the CIAT board and The Highest Civilian Award from the Government of Niger for contribution to the development of soil fertility restoration technologies in the Sahel.  The Doctorate Honoris Causa award was also inferred on him from the University of Sweden.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Combining the DSSAT Model with Experimentation to Update Recommendations of Fertilizer Rates for Rice and Maize in Burkina Faso

    Ouedraogo, J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Participatory Evaluation of Productivity, Fertility Management, and Dissemination of Irrigated Exotic Vegetables in the Sahel, West Africa

    Saidou, A. K. (et al.)

    Pages 23-35

  • Recommendation of a New Fertilizer Rate for Rice in the Irrigated Areas of the Niger River Valley

    Amir, Sido (et al.)

    Pages 37-47

  • The Interactive Effect of Residue Quality, Quantity, Soil Texture and N Management on Maize Crop Yield in Ghana

    Yeboah, E. (et al.)

    Pages 49-62

  • Efficient Use of Nutrients and Water Through Hill-Placed Combination of Manure and Mineral Fertilizer in Maize Farming System in Northern Benin

    Tovihoudji, Pierre G. (et al.)

    Pages 63-89

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Improving the Profitability, Sustainability and Efficiency of Nutrients Through Site Specific Fertilizer Recommendations in West Africa Agro-Ecosystems
Book Subtitle
Volume 2
Editors
  • Andre Bationo
  • Djimasbé Ngaradoum
  • Sansan Youl
  • Francois Lompo
  • Joseph Opoku Fening
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58792-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58792-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58791-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 313
Number of Illustrations and Tables
40 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
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