ISBN 9780851995762,Integrated Nutrient Management in Africa: From Concept to Practice

Integrated Nutrient Management in Africa: From Concept to Practice



CABI Publishing

Publication Year 2001

ISBN 9780851995762

ISBN-10 0851995764


Number of Pages 384 Pages
Language (English)

Technology & Engineering

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.