Fertility of Soils

A Future for Farming in the West African Savannah

  • Christian J. M. G. Pieri

Part of the Springer Series in Physical Environment book series (SSPENV, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. General Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christian J. M. G. Pieri
      Pages 3-9
  3. Fertility and Agricultural Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Christian J. M. G. Pieri
      Pages 13-17
    3. Christian J. M. G. Pieri
      Pages 18-31
    4. Christian J. M. G. Pieri
      Pages 32-41
    5. Christian J. M. G. Pieri
      Pages 42-46
  4. Present Fertility Status

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Crop Yields in Recent Times

      1. Christian J. M. G. Pieri
        Pages 49-60
      2. Christian J. M. G. Pieri
        Pages 61-70
      3. Christian J. M. G. Pieri
        Pages 71-71
    3. The Development of Soils Under Cropping in Practical Farming

      1. Christian J. M. G. Pieri
        Pages 75-83
      2. Christian J. M. G. Pieri
        Pages 84-99
      3. Christian J. M. G. Pieri
        Pages 112-115
  5. Experimental Bases of Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Christian J. M. G. Pieri
      Pages 119-123
    3. The Ecological Approach

      1. Christian J. M. G. Pieri
        Pages 127-131
      2. Christian J. M. G. Pieri
        Pages 132-145

About this book

Introduction

Can a continuous growth of agriculture be achieved in the sub-Sahara region without inducing irreversible damage to the ecosystem? Until now, doubts have been expressed as to the actual capacity of the soils to sustain a desirable increase of production which can match the requirements of a fast-growing population. Thirty years of investigation and a renewed comprehensive interpretation of research data on soil fertility show that a sustainable agriculture growth could be a practical possibility in a savannah region.

Keywords

Boden Bodenfruchtbarkeit Ertrag Ertragserhalt Savanna Savanne Soil fertility ecosystem growth savannah sustainability Ökosystem

Authors and affiliations

  • Christian J. M. G. Pieri
    • 1
  1. 1.CIRADMontpellier Cedex 1France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-84320-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84322-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84320-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0937-3047
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