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Book: Sustaining Soil Fertility in West Africa, SSSA Special Publication 58, 2001
Published by: Soil Science Society of America and American Society of Agronomy

 

Food security in West Africa is challenged by complex issues, including rapid population growth, exploitation of nonrenewable resources, and chronic low soil fertility, but in this text, experts from world agricultural institutions share their work to provide solutions. Topics covered include soil microorganisms and organic matter, indigenous knowledge, new cropping systems, use of nonorganic fertilizer, livestock, alley cropping, and decision support systems for implementation of integrated nutrient management.

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    • J. D. H. Keatinge, Henk Breman, Victor M. Manyong, Bernard Vanlauwe and John Wendt
      Sustaining Soil Fertility in West Africa in the Face of Rapidly Increasing Pressure for Agricultural Intensification
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub58.c1
      SSSA Special Publication, Sustaining Soil Fertility in West Africa, 58:1-22
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    • Richard P. Dick, Charles Yamoah, Mateugue Diack and Aminata N. Badiane
      Soil Microorganisms and Soil Fertility
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub58.c2
      SSSA Special Publication, Sustaining Soil Fertility in West Africa, 58:23-43
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    • G. Tian and M. A. Badejo
      Soil Fauna and Soil Fertility
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub58.c3
      SSSA Special Publication, Sustaining Soil Fertility in West Africa, 58:45-67
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    • Roel Merckx, Jan Diels, Bernard Vanlauwe, Nteranya Sanginga, Karolien Denef and Koen Oorts
      Soil Organic Matter and Soil Fertility
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub58.c4
      SSSA Special Publication, Sustaining Soil Fertility in West Africa, 58:69-89
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    • Fusako Ishida, Guanglong Tian and Toshiyuki Wakatsuki
      Indigenous Knowledge and Soil Management
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub58.c5
      SSSA Special Publication, Sustaining Soil Fertility in West Africa, 58:91-109
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    • Robert J. Carsky, Mathias Becker and Stefan Hauser
      Mucuna Cover Crop Fallow Systems: Potential and limitations
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub58.c6
      SSSA Special Publication, Sustaining Soil Fertility in West Africa, 58:111-135
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    • Guanglong Tian, Stefan Hauser, Lydie-Stella Koutika, Fusako Ishida and Jonas N. Chianu
      Pueraria Cover Crop Fallow Systems: Benefits and Applicability
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub58.c7
      SSSA Special Publication, Sustaining Soil Fertility in West Africa, 58:137-155
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    • Nteranya Sanginga, J. Ade Okogun, Bernard Vanlauwe, Jan Diels, Robert J. Carsky and Ken Dashiell
      Nitrogen Contribution of Promiscuous Soybeans in Maize-Based Cropping Systems
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub58.c8
      SSSA Special Publication, Sustaining Soil Fertility in West Africa, 58:157-177
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    • Steffen Schulz, Robert J. Carsky and Shirley A. Tarawali
      Herbaceous Legumes: The Panacea for West African Soil Fertility Problems?
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub58.c9
      SSSA Special Publication, Sustaining Soil Fertility in West Africa, 58:179-196
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    • B. T. Kang and Dennis A. Shannon
      Agroforestry with Focus on Alley Cropping
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub58.c10
      SSSA Special Publication, Sustaining Soil Fertility in West Africa, 58:197-224
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    • Kanwar L. Sahrawat, Mark K. Abekoe and Sitapha Diatta
      Application of Inorganic Phosphorus Fertilizer
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub58.c11
      SSSA Special Publication, Sustaining Soil Fertility in West Africa, 58:225-246
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    • Bernard Vanlauwe, John Wendt and Jan Diels
      Combined Application of Organic Matter and Fertilizer
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub58.c12
      SSSA Special Publication, Sustaining Soil Fertility in West Africa, 58:247-279
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    • Shirley A. Tarawali, Asamoah Larbi, Salvador Fernández-Rivera and André. Bationo
      The Contribution of Livestock to Soil Fertility
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub58.c13
      SSSA Special Publication, Sustaining Soil Fertility in West Africa, 58:281-304
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    • Upendra Singh, Jan Diels, Julio Henao and Henk Breman
      Decision Support Systems for Improving the Application of Integrated Nutrient Management Technologies
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub58.c14
      SSSA Special Publication, Sustaining Soil Fertility in West Africa, 58:305-321
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