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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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