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Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa

Exploring the Scientific Facts

  • Relevant to African context

  • Presents practical research results from Africa

  • Aims to identify opportunities and challenges for achieving the African Green Revolution

  • Represents case studies from different agro-ecological zones

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Table of contents (137 papers)

  1. Potential And Feasibility Of Use Of External Input And Improved Soil And Crop Management To Achieve The African Green Revolution

    1. Effect of Organic Inputs and Mineral Fertilizer on Maize Yield in a Ferralsol and a Nitisol Soil in Central Kenya

      • M. Mucheru-Muna, D.N. Mugendi, P. Pypers, J. Mugwe, B. Vanlauwe, R. Merckx et al.
      Pages 191-203
    2. Biological Nitrogen Fixation Potential by Soybeans in Two Low-P Soils of Southern Cameroon

      • M. Jemo, C. Nolte, M. Tchienkoua, R.C. Abaidoo
      Pages 245-254
    3. The Effects of Integration of Organic and Inorganic Sources of Nutrient on Maize Yield in Central Kenya

      • A.N. Kathuku, S.K. Kimani, J.R. Okalebo, C.O. Othieno, B. Vanlauwe
      Pages 265-270
    4. Forage Legume–Cereal Double Cropping in Bimodal Rainfall Highland Tropics: The Kenyan Case

      • M.J. Khaemba, S.M. Mwonga, L.M. Mumera, L. Nakhone
      Pages 271-279
    5. Effects of Conservation Tillage, Fertilizer Inputs and Cropping Systems on Soil Properties and Crop Yield in Western Kenya

      • H.K. Githinji, J.R. Okalebo, C.O. Othieno, A. Bationo, J. Kihara, B.S. Waswa
      Pages 281-288
    6. Model Validation Through Long-Term Promising Sustainable Maize/Pigeon Pea Residue Management in Malawi

      • C.D. Mwale, V.H. Kabambe, W.D. Sakala, K.E. Giller, A.A. Kauwa†, I. Ligowe et al.
      Pages 325-333

About this book

Africa urgently needs a uniquely African Green Revolution- a revolution that is long overdue, a revolution that will help the continent in its quest for dignity and peace

 

Mr. Kofi Annan,

Former Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), currently the Board Chair of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

 

Research work on soil in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has generated numerous outputs but very few have been translated into adoption to improve the livelihoods of the smallholder farmers. This is the greatest challenge Africa needs to address in order to achieve the highly sought after green revolution

 

Andre Bationo

Soil Health Specialist, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Accra, Ghana

 

 

An African Green Revolution can apply the power of knowledge and technology with an environmental touch: disseminating many crop varieties that will thrive in diverse conditions; improving soil health through integrated soil fertility management; and developing technologies that maximize the use of rainwater, deliver small-scale irrigation and mitigate against impacts of unfavourable and changing climatic conditions.

Keywords

  • Africa Green Revolution
  • Agriculture Innovation
  • Integrate Soil Fertility Management (ISFM)
  • Sub Saharan Africa (SSA)

Editors and Affiliations

  • , Soil Health Program, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Afric, Accra, Ghana

    Andre Bationo

  • , African Network for Soil Biology and Fer, Tropical Soil Biology & Fertility Inst., Nairobi, Kenya

    Boaz Waswa

  • , African network for Soil Biology and Fer, Tropical Soil Biology & Fertility Inst., Nairobi, Kenya

    Jeremiah M. Okeyo

  • , Socio-economics and Biometrics, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

    Fredah Maina

  • , African Network for Soil Biology and Fer, Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Inst, Nairobi, Kenya

    Job Maguta Kihara

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa

  • Book Subtitle: Exploring the Scientific Facts

  • Editors: Andre Bationo, Boaz Waswa, Jeremiah M. Okeyo, Fredah Maina, Job Maguta Kihara

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2543-2

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-90-481-2541-8

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-94-024-0494-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-90-481-2543-2

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XLIX, 1363

  • Additional Information: 2 volumes, not available separately

  • Topics: Agriculture, Life Sciences

Buying options

eBook USD 309.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-90-481-2543-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 399.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 499.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)