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

  • Andre Bationo
  • Boaz Waswa
  • Job Kihara
  • Joseph Kimetu
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-5760-1

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. P. L. Mafongoya, A. Bationo, J. Kihara, B. S. Waswa
    Pages 29-43
  3. J. R. Okalebo, C. O. Othieno, P. L. Woomer, N. K. Karanja, J.R.M. Semoka, M. A. Bekunda et al.
    Pages 45-62
  4. E. Amézquita, I.M. Rao, P. Hoyos, D. Molina, L.F. Chavez, J.H. Bernal
    Pages 99-104
  5. Mateete Bekunda, James Galloway, Keith Syers, Mary Scholes
    Pages 115-119
  6. Minamba Bagayoko, Mamadou K. N’Diaye, Mohamed Dicko, Bréhima Tangara
    Pages 133-138
  7. J. Bayala, J. Balesdent, C. Marol, F. Zapata, Z. Teklehaimanot, S.J. Ouedraogo
    Pages 161-169
  8. D. Fatondji, C. Martius, C.L. Bielders, P.L.G. Vlek, A. Bationo, B. Gerard
    Pages 179-193
  9. A. Chabi-Olaye, C. Nolte, F. Schulthess, C. Borgemeister
    Pages 195-199
  10. Ramadjita Tabo, Andre Bationo, Bruno Gerard, Jupiter Ndjeunga, Daniel Marchal, Bassirou Amadou et al.
    Pages 201-208

About these proceedings

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Phosphor Soil fertility agroecosystems biodiversity cyclin ecosystem ecosystems environment erosion food security green manure nitrogen soil

Editors and affiliations

  • Andre Bationo
    • 1
  • Boaz Waswa
    • 1
  • Job Kihara
    • 1
  • Joseph Kimetu
    • 1
  1. 1.Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility (TSBF)Institute of the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (TSBF-CIAT)NairobiKenya

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-5759-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5760-1