Integrated Plant Nutrient Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

February 2002
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  • Published
    7th February 2002
  • ISBN 9780851995762
  • Language English
  • Pages 384 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"

Soil degradation and nutrient depletion have become serious threats to agricultural productivity in Africa. Soils cannot supply the quantities of nutrients required and yield levels decline rapidly once cropping commences. This book addresses these issues and includes papers from an international symposium held at Cotonou, Benin, October 9-12, 2000, organized by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria and the Department of Land Management of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. In five main parts, it marks the end of a first phase of collaborative research on "Balanced Nutrient Management Systems for the Moist Savanna and Humid Forest Zones of Africa" and concludes with recommendations, providing essential reading for crop and soil scientists.

"Anyone interested in African agriculture should buy this book."

- Cambridge University Press

B. Vanlauwe

B. Vanlauwe is with the Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Programme, Nairobi, Kenya.

J Diels

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N Sanginga

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R Merckx

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