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Improving Soil Fertility Recommendations in Africa using the Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT)

  • Job Kihara
  • Dougbedji Fatondji
  • James W Jones
  • Gerrit Hoogenboom
  • Ramadjita Tabo
  • Andre Bationo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Andre Bationo, Ramadjita Tabo, Job Kihara, Gerrit Hoogenboom, Pierre C. S. Traore, Kenneth J. Boote et al.
    Pages 1-7
  3. Gerrit Hoogenboom, James W. Jones, Pierre C. S. Traore, Kenneth J. Boote
    Pages 9-18
  4. Andre Bationo, Alfred Hartemink, Obed Lungu, Mustapha Naimi, Peter Okoth, Eric Smaling et al.
    Pages 19-42
  5. James W. Jones, J. Naab, Dougbedji Fatondji, K. Dzotsi, S. Adiku, J. He
    Pages 43-59
  6. Dougbedji Fatondji, Andre Bationo, Ramadjita Tabo, James W. Jones, A. Adamou, O. Hassane
    Pages 77-100
  7. A. Adamou, Ramadjita Tabo, Dougbedji Fatondji, O. Hassane, Andre Bationo, T. Adam
    Pages 101-117
  8. A. Nyambane, D. Mugendi, G. Olukoye, V. Wasike, P. Tittonell, B. Vanlauwe
    Pages 119-140
  9. Michiel E. de Vries, Abdoulaye Sow, Vincent B. Bado, Nomé Sakane
    Pages 141-155
  10. Andre Bationo, Job Kihara, Akin Adesina
    Pages 169-184
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 185-187

About this book


The book gives a detailed description of the application of DSSAT in simulating crop and soil processes within various Agro-ecological zones in Africa. The book, an output of a series of 3 workshops, provides examples of the application of DSSAT models to simulate nitrogen applications, soil and water conservation practices including effects of zai technology, phosphorus and maize productivity, generation of genetic coefficients, long-term soil fertility management technologies in the drylands, microdosing, optimization of nitrogen x germplasms x water, spatial analysis of water and nutrient use efficiencies and, tradeoff analysis. The minimum dataset requirements for DSSAT is discussed. This book arises from attempts to address the limited use of models in decision support by African agricultural (both soil scientist and agronomists) scientists.


Africa Crop modelling DSSAT Simulation Soil fertility

Editors and affiliations

  • Job Kihara
    • 1
  • Dougbedji Fatondji
    • 2
  • James W Jones
    • 3
  • Gerrit Hoogenboom
    • 4
  • Ramadjita Tabo
    • 5
  • Andre Bationo
    • 6
  1. 1.Inst. International Centre for Tropical, Agriculture (TSBF-CIAT)Tropical Soil Biology & FertilityNairobiKenya
  2. 2.ICRISATNiameyNiger
  4. 4.AgWeatherNetProsserUSA
  5. 5.ICRISATNiameyNiger
  6. 6., Soil Health ProgramAlliance for a Green Revolution in AfricAccraGhana

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