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Book: Replenishing Soil Fertility in Africa, SSSA Special Publication 51, 1997
Published by: Soil Science Society of America and American Society of Agronomy

 

Readers will survey the challenges of decreasing per-capita food production in Sub-Saharan Africa with a multidisciplinary team of soil scientists, agronomists, economists, anthropologists, and foresters. The book begins with the conceptual approach of investing in natural resource capital, followed by an analysis of the magnitude of soil depletion, a review of field research, an NGO approach, and a perspective from temperate-region soils. Three process-oriented chapters treat phosphorus, nitrogen, and organic and inorganic nutrient inputs, and two chapters focus on key socioeconomic considerations.

Table of Contents



    • Pedro A. Sanchez, Keith D. Shepherd, Meredith J. Soule, Frank M. Place, Roland J. Buresh, Anne-Marie N. Izac, A. Uzo Mokwunye, Fred R. Kwesiga, Cyrus G. Ndiritu and Paul L. Woomer
      Soil Fertility Replenishment in Africa: An Investment in Natural Resource Capital
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub51.c1
      SSSA Special Publication, Replenishing Soil Fertility in Africa, 51:1-46
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    • Eric M. A. Smaling, Stephen M. Nandwa and Bert H. Janssen
      Soil Fertility in Africa Is at Stake
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub51.c2
      SSSA Special Publication, Replenishing Soil Fertility in Africa, 51:47-61
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    • Mateete A. Bekunda, André Bationo and Henry Ssali
      Soil Fertility Management in Africa: A Review of Selected Research Trials
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub51.c3
      SSSA Special Publication, Replenishing Soil Fertility in Africa, 51:63-79
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    • Marco A. Quiñones, Norman E. Borlaug and Christopher R. Dowswell
      A Fertilizer-Based Green Revolution for Africa
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub51.c4
      SSSA Special Publication, Replenishing Soil Fertility in Africa, 51:81-95
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    • Stanley W. Buol and Michael L. Stokes
      Soil Profile Alteration under Long-Term, High-Input Agriculture
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub51.c5
      SSSA Special Publication, Replenishing Soil Fertility in Africa, 51:97-109
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    • Roland J. Buresh, Paul C. Smithson and Deborah T. Hellums
      Building Soil Phosphorus Capital in Africa
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub51.c6
      SSSA Special Publication, Replenishing Soil Fertility in Africa, 51:111-149
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    • Ken E. Giller, Georg Cadisch, Costas Ehaliotis, Edward Adams, Webster D. Sakala and Paramu L. Mafongoya
      Building Soil Nitrogen Capital in Africa
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub51.c7
      SSSA Special Publication, Replenishing Soil Fertility in Africa, 51:151-192
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    • Cheryl A. Palm, Robert J.K. Myers and Stephen M. Nandwa
      Combined Use of Organic and Inorganic Nutrient Sources for Soil Fertility Maintenance and Replenishment
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub51.c8
      SSSA Special Publication, Replenishing Soil Fertility in Africa, 51:193-217
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    • Christina H. Gladwin, Ken L. Buhr, Abe Goldman, Clifton Hiebsch, Peter E. Hildebrand, Gerald Kidder, Max Langham, Donna Lee, Peter Nkedi-Kizza and Deirdre Williams
      Gender and Soil Fertility in Africa
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub51.c9
      SSSA Special Publication, Replenishing Soil Fertility in Africa, 51:219-236
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    • Anne-Marie N. Izac
      Ecological Economics of Investing in Natural Resource Capital in Africa
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub51.c10
      SSSA Special Publication, Replenishing Soil Fertility in Africa, 51:237-251
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