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

Volume 1

  • Andre Bationo
  • Djimasbé Ngaradoum
  • Sansan Youl
  • Francois Lompo
  • Joseph Opoku Fening

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Andre Bationo, J. O. Fening
    Pages 1-10
  3. Augustine Ayantunde, Pierre Hiernaux, Salvador Fernandez-Rivera, Mamadou Sangare
    Pages 11-23
  4. J. Bayala, A. Kalinganire, G. W. Sileshi, J. E. Tondoh
    Pages 51-61
  5. Andre Bationo, Joseph Opoku Fening, A. Kwaw
    Pages 93-138
  6. Mohamed K. Dicko, Lamine Traoré, Zoumana Kouyaté, Mama Koné, Baba Sidibé, Nianankoro Kamissoko et al.
    Pages 139-155
  7. François Lompo, Andre Bationo, Michel P. Sedogo, Vincent B. Bado, Victor Hien, Badiori Ouattara
    Pages 157-180
  8. B. Ouattara, B. B. Somda, I. Sermé, A. Traoré, D. Peak, F. Lompo et al.
    Pages 241-252
  9. Amatevi Raoul Klutse, Andre Bationo, Abdoulaye Mando
    Pages 253-274
  10. A. Traoré, B. Ouattara, H. Sigué, F. Lompo, Andre Bationo
    Pages 275-286
  11. E. L. Dossa, A. Arthur, W. Dogbe, A. Mando, D. Snoeck, A. A. Afrifa et al.
    Pages 287-299
  12. P. O. Oviasogie, C. E. Ikuenobe, M. M. Ugbah, A. Imogie, F. Ekhator, E. Oko-Oboh et al.
    Pages 301-323
  13. E. L. Dossa, A. Arthur, W. Dogbe, A. Mando, A. A. Afrifa, S. Acquaye
    Pages 325-336
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 337-339

About this book


Improving fertilizer recommendations for increased return from fertilizer investments and optimized crop response to fertilizer has been a major area of investigation of IFDC. Since 2008, IFDC through its Natural Resource Management (NRM) Program has partnered with national agricultural research services to undertake research, development and extensive on-farm trials in various agroecosystems in West Africa to develop site specific fertilizer recommendations for crops. Validation trials have been conducted in many countries (Benin (maize, cassava), Burkina (rice, maize and sorghum) Ghana (maize, cocoa and cassava) and Togo (maize and cassava). However, these fertilizer recommendation data remain scattered and most of them need final statistical analysis before they can be fully utilized and/or scaled out. 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, IFDC has taken 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.


Natural Resource Management national agricultural research services West African fertilizer recommendation action plan cassava, maize, rice, sorghum cocoa, oil palm, tomatoes, legumes

Editors and affiliations

  • Andre Bationo
    • 1
  • Djimasbé Ngaradoum
    • 2
  • Sansan Youl
    • 3
  • Francois Lompo
    • 4
  • Joseph Opoku Fening
    • 5
  1. 1.IFDCAccraGhana
  2. 2.Cultivating New Frontiers in AgricultureConakryGuinea
  3. 3.IFDC-OuagaOuagadougou 11Burkina Faso
  4. 4.INERAOuagadougou 4Burkina Faso
  5. 5.Soil Research InstituteCSIR Soil Research InstituteKumasiGhana

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