Africa s need for soil management
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CTA. 2001. Africa?s need for soil management. Spore 94. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Sustainable Agriculture in Sub Saharan Africa. The role of soil productivity By A J Rayar, 2000. ISBN 81 7525 181 6 $US 35 Euro 41.55
As the desert encroaches, population numbers rise and yields fall, appropriate use of the remaining agricultural land in sub-Saharan Africa should be prioritised by policy makers. That is the key message of the author as he builds upon a technical study of factors entwined with soil productivity. Integrated fertiliser management including a keen use of organic and mineral fertiliser , an appropriate soil management strategy and effective water management are key elements when dealing with harsh and erratic climatic conditions. Finally, he calls for a range of institutional measures: active environmental pressure groups in every country to monitor activities related to environment, and effective international linkages among research institutions. Sustainable Agriculture in Sub Saharan Africa. The role of soil productivity By A J Rayar, 2000. ISBN 81 7525 181 6 $US 35 Euro 41.55 A J Rayar, Head of Division Agricultural Engineering, Higher Institute of Agriculture & Livestock BP 3971, Rubilizi, Kigali, Rwanda Email: email@example.com