Book 2007

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


ISBN: 978-1-4020-5759-5 (Print) 978-1-4020-5760-1 (Online)

Table of contents (105 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVIII

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    Pages 1-28

    A critical analysis of challenges and opportunities for soil fertility restoration in Sudano-Sahelian West Africa

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    Pages 29-43

    Appropriate technologies to replenish soil fertility in southern Africa

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    Pages 45-62

    Available technologies to replenish soil fertility in East Africa

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    Pages 63-73

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

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    Pages 75-84

    From Thousands to Millions: Accelerating Agricultural Intensification and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

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    Pages 85-97

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

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    Pages 99-104

    Development of an arable layer: A key concept for better management of infertile tropical savanna soils

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    Pages 105-113

    Food Security in Africa: The Challenges of Researchers in the 21st Century

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    Pages 115-119

    Background, Current status and the African Context of the International Nitrogen Initiative

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    Pages 121-132

    Within-farm soil fertility gradients affect response of maize to fertiliser application in western Kenya

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    Pages 133-138

    Characterisation of soil degradation under intensive rice production in Office du Niger zone of Mali

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    Pages 139-148

    Soil fertility issues in the Blue Nile Valley, Ethiopia

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    Pages 149-160

    Overcoming phosphorus deficiency in soils of Eastern Africa: recent advances and challenges

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    Pages 161-169

    Relative contribution of trees and crops to soil carbon content in a parkland system in Burkina Faso using variations in natural 13C abundance

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    Pages 171-177

    Mineral fertilizers, organic amendments and crop rotation managements for soil fertility maintenance in the Guinean zone of Burkina Faso (West Africa)

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    Pages 179-193

    Effect of planting technique and amendment type on pearl millet yield, nutrient uptake, and water use on degraded land in Niger

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    Pages 195-199

    Short-term effects of cover crops on stem borers and maize yield in the humid forest of southern Cameroon

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    Pages 201-208

    Improving cereal productivity and farmers’ income using a strategic application of fertilizers in West Africa

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    Pages 209-229

    Advances in improving Agricultural Profitability and Overcoming Land Degradation in Savanna and Hillside Agroecosystems of Tropical America

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    Pages 231-243

    Integrating legumes to improve N cycling on smallholder farms in sub-humid Zimbabwe: resource quality, biophysical and environmental limitations

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