Needed: a restorative pick-me-up
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CTA. 2000. Needed: a restorative pick-me-up . Spore 89. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Nutrients on the move. Soil fertility dynamics in African farming systems. Edited by T Hilhorst & F Muchuna, IIED, London. 2000. 145 pp. ISBN 1 8 99 825 568 Free to readers in ACP and other developing countries. For readers in OECD countries: GBP 12
With fallow land becoming increasingly rare, the challenge for the ACP farmer is how to continue to cultivate fields without draining the tired soils of nutrients and organic matter. From the start-off point of feeding nutrients to the soil, through such matter as manure, and helping it to absorb them, Nutrients on the move takes you through the chain of soil dynamics. Drawing on case studies of largely indigenous knowledge in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali and Zimbabwe, it examines these down-to-earth topics from the perspectives of changing practise, policy change, rehabilitation and regeneration. The book is the fruit of cooperation between NGOs, universities and national agricultural research centres in six African countries and counterparts in the UK and the Netherlands, all linked through the soil nutrients network known as NutNet . Nutrients on the move. Soil fertility dynamics in African farming systems. Edited by T Hilhorst & F Muchuna, IIED, London. 2000. 145 pp. ISBN 1 8 99 825 568 Free to readers in ACP and other developing countries. For readers in OECD countries: GBP 12.50 E 20.85, plus 25% for postage within Europe, 40% outside. IIED Drylands Programme 3 Endsleigh Street, London, WC1H 0DD, UK Fax: + 44 20 7388 2826 Email: email@example.com
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