Bationo, Andre

Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities


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1. A critical analysis of challenges and opportunities for soil fertility restoration in Sudano-Sahelian West Africa
E. Schlecht, A. Buerkert, E. Tielkes, A. Bationo

2. Appropriate technologies to replenish soil fertility in southern Africa
P. L. Mafongoya, A. Bationo, J. Kihara, B. S. Waswa

3. Available technologies to replenish soil fertility in East Africa
J. R. Okalebo, C. O. Othieno, P. L. Woomer, N. K. Karanja, J.R.M. Semoka, M. A. Bekunda, D. N. Mugendi, R. M. Muasya, A. Bationo, E. J. Mukhwana

4. Integrated Agricultural Research for Development: contributing to the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (IAR4D in CAADP)
Ralph von Kaufmann

5. From Thousands to Millions: Accelerating Agricultural Intensification and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
A. Maatman, M.C.S. Wopereis, K.S. Debrah, J.J.R. Groot

6. Soil science, population growth and food production: some historical developments
Alfred E. Hartemink

7. Development of an arable layer: A key concept for better management of infertile tropical savanna soils
E. Amézquita, I.M. Rao, P. Hoyos, D. Molina, L.F. Chavez, J.H. Bernal

8. Food Security in Africa: The Challenges of Researchers in the 21st Century
James B. Kung’u

9. Background, Current status and the African Context of the International Nitrogen Initiative
Mateete Bekunda, James Galloway, Keith Syers, Mary Scholes

10. Within-farm soil fertility gradients affect response of maize to fertiliser application in western Kenya
B Vanlauwe, P Tittonell, J Mukalama

11. Characterisation of soil degradation under intensive rice production in Office du Niger zone of Mali
Minamba Bagayoko, Mamadou K. N’Diaye, Mohamed Dicko, Bréhima Tangara

12. Soil fertility issues in the Blue Nile Valley, Ethiopia
Per Ivar Våje

13. Overcoming phosphorus deficiency in soils of Eastern Africa: recent advances and challenges
Generose Nziguheba

14. Relative contribution of trees and crops to soil carbon content in a parkland system in Burkina Faso using variations in natural 13C abundance
J. Bayala, J. Balesdent, C. Marol, F. Zapata, Z. Teklehaimanot, S.J. Ouedraogo

15. Mineral fertilizers, organic amendments and crop rotation managements for soil fertility maintenance in the Guinean zone of Burkina Faso (West Africa)
B.V. Bado, A. Bationo, F. Lompo, M.P. Cescas, M.P Sedogo

16. Effect of planting technique and amendment type on pearl millet yield, nutrient uptake, and water use on degraded land in Niger
D. Fatondji, C. Martius, C.L. Bielders, P.L.G. Vlek, A. Bationo, B. Gerard

17. Short-term effects of cover crops on stem borers and maize yield in the humid forest of southern Cameroon
A. Chabi-Olaye, C. Nolte, F. Schulthess, C. Borgemeister

18. Improving cereal productivity and farmers’ income using a strategic application of fertilizers in West Africa
Ramadjita Tabo, Andre Bationo, Bruno Gerard, Jupiter Ndjeunga, Daniel Marchal, Bassirou Amadou, Mallam Garba Annou, Diakala Sogodogo, Jean-Baptiste Sibiry Taonda, Ousmane Hassane, Maimouna K. Diallo, Saidou Koala

19. Advances in improving Agricultural Profitability and Overcoming Land Degradation in Savanna and Hillside Agroecosystems of Tropical America
M. Ayarza, E. Amézquita, I. Rao, E. Barrios, M. Rondón, Y. Rubiano, M. Quintero

20. Integrating legumes to improve N cycling on smallholder farms in sub-humid Zimbabwe: resource quality, biophysical and environmental limitations
Regis Chikowo, Paul Mapfumo, Peter A. Leffelaar, Ken E. Giller

21. Meat and bone meal as nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer to cereals and rye grass
Alhaji S. Jeng, Trond Knapp Haraldsen, Arne Grønlund, Per Anker Pedersen

22. Screening Legume Green Manure for Climatic Adaptability and Farmer Acceptance in the Semi-Arid Agro-ecological Zone of Uganda
J.B Tumuhairwe, M.C. Rwakaikara-Silver, S. Muwanga, S. Natigo

23. Nutrient flows in smallholder production systems in the humid forest zone of southern Cameroon
J. Kanmegne, E.M.A. Smaling, L. Brussaard, A. Gansop-Kouomegne, A. Boukong

24. Management of improved fallows for soil fertility enhancement in the western highlands of Cameroon
F. Meppe, P. Bilong, D. Nwaga

25. Integrated Soil Fertility Management: Use of NUTMON to Quantify Nutrient Flows in Farming Systems in Central Kenya
Kathuku A.N., S.K. Kimani, J.R. Okalebo, C.O. Othieno, B. Vanlauwe

26. Optimizing Soil Fertility Gradients in the Enset (Ensete ventricosum)labelChapter26 Systems of the Ethiopian Highlands: Trade-offs and Local Innovations
Tilahun Amede, Endale Taboge

27. Consequences of Field Management and Soil Erosion on the Sustainability of Large Scale Coffee Farming in Kiambu
P.F. Okoth, J.K. Ng’ang’a, P.K. Kimani

28. The Use of Erosion Proxies for the Spatial Assessment of Erosion in a Watershed and Modelling the Erosion Risk in a GIS
P.F. Okoth, P.A. Oketch, P.K. Kimani

29. Bean Improvement for Low Soil Fertility Adaptation in Eastern and Central Africa
L. Lunze, P.M. Kimani, R. Ngatoluwa, B. Rabary, G.O. Rachier, M.M. Ugen, Vicky Ruganza, E.E. Awad elkarim

30. Combining Tithonia diversifolia and minjingu phosphate rock for improvement of P availability and maize grain yields on a chromic acrisol in Morogoro, Tanzania
S.T. Ikerra, E. Semu, J.P. Mrema

31. Improving food production using ‘best bet’ soil fertility technologies in the Central highlands of Kenya
Daniel Mugendi, Monicah Mucheru-Muna, Jayne Mugwe, James Kung’u, Andre Bationo

32. Effects of organic and mineral sources of nutrients on maize yields in three districts of central Kenya
S.K. Kimani, A.O. Esilaba, M.M. Odera, L. Kimenye, B. Vanlauwe, A. Bationo

33. Effect of Combining Organic Leafy Biomass and Inorganic fertilizer on Tomato Yields and nematodes control in Arenosols in Kinshasa Area
M.-M. Mafuka, Nsombo M., C. Nkasa, K. Ibwenzi, Taba K.

34. Nutrient Dynamics On Smallholder Farms In Teghane, Northern Highlands Of Ethiopia
Assefa Abegaz, Herman van Keulen, Mitiku Haile, Simon J. Oosting

35. Nitrogen-15 Recovery in Cropped Soil Cores Fertilized With Potassium Nitrate and Clover Residues
Anne W. Muriuki, Larry D. King, Richard J. Volk

36. Evaluation of nitrogen fixation using 15N dilution methods and economy of a maize-tepary bean intercrop farming system in semi-arid SE-Kenya
Chris A. Shisanya, Nkanata M. Gitonga

37. Evaluation of cowpea genotypes for variations in their contribution of N and P to subsequent maize crop in three agro-ecological zones of West Africa
R.C. Abaidoo, J.A. Okogun, G.O. Kolawole, J. Diels, P. Randall, N. Sanginga

38. Variability of cowpea breeding lines to low phosphorus tolerance and response to external application of Phosphorus
A.K. Saidou, R.C. Abaidoo, B.B. Singh, E.N.O. Iwuafor, N. Sanginga

39. The potential benefits of Azolla, Velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens var. utilis) and N fertilizers in rice production under contrasting systems in eastern Uganda
Crammer K. Kaizzi, Henry Ssali, Angella Nansamba, Paul L.G. Vlek

40. Tied-ridging and integrated nutrient management options for sustainable crop production in semi-arid eastern Kenya
J.M. Miriti, A.O. Esilaba, A. Bationo, H. Cheruiyot, J. Kihumba, E.G. Thuranira

41. Economic evaluation of local inputs in Meru South District, Kenya
Monicah Mucheru-Muna, Daniel Mugendi, Jayne Mugwe, James Kung’u

42. Effect of Rock Phosphate, Lime and Green Manure on Growth and Yield of Maize in a Non Productive Niche of a Rhodic Ferralsol in Farmer’s Fields
I.M. Tabu, A. Bationo, R.K. Obura, J.K. Masinde

43. Changes in Soil Organic Matter as Influenced by Organic Residue Management Regimes in Selected Experiments in Kenya
B.S. Waswa, D.N. Mugendi, B. Vanlauwe, J. Kung’u

44. Effects of manure application on crop yield and soil chemical properties in a long-term field trial in semi-arid Kenya
F.M. Kihanda, G.P. Warren, A.N. Micheni

45. Nutrient Recovery from Solid Waste and Linkage to Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture in Nairobi, Kenya
Mary Njenga, Stephen Kimani, Dannie Romney, Nancy Karanja

46. Optimising crop productivity in legume-cereal rotations through nitrogen and phosphorus management in western Kenya
J. Kihara, J.M. Kimetu, B. Vanlauwe, A. Bationo, B. Waswa, J. Mukalama

47. Evaluation of the Potential of Using Nitrogen Fixing Legumes in Smallholder Farms of Meru South District, Kenya
Jayne Mugwe, Daniel Mugendi, David Odee, John Otieno

48. Improved cassava varieties increase the risk of soil nutrient mining: an ex-ante analysis for western Kenya and Uganda
A.M. Fermont, H.M. Obiero, P.J.A. van Asten, Y. Baguma, E. Okwuosa

49. Partial balance of nitrogen in a maize cropping system in humic nitisol of Central Kenya
J. M. Kimetu, D.N. Mugendi, A. Bationo, C.A. Palm, P. K. Mutuo, J. Kihara, S. Nandwa, K. Giller

50. Integrated Soil Fertility Management Technologies: A Counteract to Existing Milestone in Obtaining Achievable Economical Crop Yields in Cultivated Lands of Poor Smallholder Farmers in Malawi
Moses Wazingwa Munthali

51. Fertilizer nitrogen recovery as affected by soil organic matter status in two sites in Kenya
M.W. Karunditu, D.N. Mugendi, J. Kung’u, B. Vanlauwe

52. Performance evaluation of various agroforestry species used in short duration improved fallows to enhance soil fertility and sorghum yields in Mali
Bocary Kaya, Amadou Niang, Ramadjita Tabo, André Bationo

53. Nutrient balances for different farm types in Southern Mali
S. Kanté, E.M.A. Smaling, H. van Keulen

54. Increasing the Productivity and Sustainability of Millet Based Cropping Systems in the Sahelian Zones of West Africa
Traoré Samba, Birama S. Coulibaly, Amadou Koné, Minamba Bagayoko, Zoumana Kouyaté

55. Comparative short-term effects of different quality organic resources on maize productivity under two different environments in Zimbabwe
Florence Mtambanengwe, Paul Mapfumo, Bernard Vanlauwe

56. Improving soil fertility through the use of organic and inorganic plant nutrient and crop rotation in Niger
A. Adamou, A. Bationo, R. Tabo, S. Koala

57. Biological system for improving the availability of Tilemsi phosphate rock for wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivated in Mali
A.H. Babana, H. Antoun

58. Managing manure heaps with agro-organic wastes and cover to reduce nitrogen losses during storage on smallholder farms
E.M. Gichangi, N. K. Karanja, C. W. Wood

59. Soil characteristics and the performance of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L) Moench) on tin mine spoils of the Jos Plateau, Nigeria
A.A. Yusuf, A.F. Eben-Johnson, V.O. Chude, I.Y. Amapu

60. The development of a prototype land information system for the northern Guinea savanna of Nigeria as a basis for agro-technology transfer
F.O. Tabi, A.O. Ogunkunle, J. Diels

61. What role can planted fallows play in the humid and sub-humid zone of West and Central Africa?
Stefan Hauser, Christian Nolte, Robert J. Carsky

62. Balanced Nutrient Management System Technologies In The Northern Guinea Savanna Of Nigeria: Validation And Perspective
G.O. Kolawole, J. Diels, V.M. Manyong, O. Ugbabe, K. Wallays, G. Dercon, E.N.O. Iwuafor, A.M. Falaki, R. Merckx, J. Deckers, E. Tollens, B. Vanlauwe, N. Sanginga

63. Impacts of vegetative contour hedges on soil inorganic-N cycling and erosional losses in Arable Steep-lands of the Central Highlands of Kenya
James K. Mutegi, Daniel N. Mugendi, Louis V. Verchot, James B. Kungu

64. Relationships between rhizobial diversity and host legume nodulation and nitrogen fixation in tropical ecosystems
Abdullahi Bala, Ken E. Giller

65. Limestone, Minjingu Phosphate Rock and Green Manure Application on Improvement of Acid Soils in Rwanda
N.L Nabahungu, J.M.R Semoka, C. Zaongo

66. Evaluating performance and yield stability of some groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) varieties under irrigation in three agroecological zones of the Senegal River Valley
Madiama CISSE, Souleymane DIALLO

67. Assessment of the contribution of tied ridges and farmyard manure application to sorghum production in semi-arid areas of Tanzania
A.K. Kabanza, F.B.R. Rwehumbiza

68. Evaluation of Gliricidia sepium, Casuarina junghuhniana and Faidherbia albida tree species for improvement of crop production and fuelwood supply in Muheza districts, Tanzania
Joel L. Meliyo, A.E.T. Marandu, E. Munuo

69. Mineral N distribution in the soil profile of a maize field amended with cattle manure and mineral N under humid sub-tropical conditions
J. Nyamangara

70. Intensity cultivation induced effects on soil organic carbon dynamic in the western cotton area of Burkina Faso
Badiori Ouattara, Korodjouma Ouattara, Georges Serpantieé, Abdoulay Mando, Michel P. Seédogo, Andreé Bationo

71. Assessment of improved soil fertility and water harvesting technologies through community based on-farm trials in the ASALs of Kenya
E.M. Gichangi, E.N. Njiru, J.K. Itabari, J.M. Wambua, J.N. Maina, A. Karuku

72. Profitability of agro-forestry based soil fertility management technologies: the case of small holder food production in Western Kenya
J. M. Maithya, L. N. Kimenye, F. I. Mugivane, J. J. Ramisch

73. Integrated natural resources management a strategy for food security and poverty alleviation in Kwalei village, Lushoto district, Tanzania
Joel L. Meliyo, K.F.G. Masuki, J.G. Mowo

74. Effects of total inorganic nitrogen and phosphorus availability on Maize Yields in the First post Tephrosia vogeliifallow
C.Z. Mkangwa, S.M.S. Maliondo, J.M.R. Semoka

75. Environmental hazards in African agriculture: factors influencing application of agrochemicals in Nakuru district, Kenya
J.K. Lagat, S.M. Wangia, B.K. Njehia, G.K. Ithinji

76. Assessment of indigenous soil and water conservation technology for smallholder farms in semi-arid areas in Africa and close spaced trash lines effect on erosion and crop yield
Isaiah I.C. Wakindiki, B.O. Mochoge, Meni Ben-Hur

77. Prosopis africana (Guill., Perrot et Rich.) Taub and Entada africana (Guill. et Perrot.) leaf litter decomposition and impact of biomass transfer on millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.) growth and development on station in Niger
Larwanou Mahamane, Harouna Niandou Abdel-Aziz, Abasse Tougiani, Niang Amadou

78. Soil microbial biomass carbon and nitrogen as influenced by organic and inorganic inputs at Kabete, Kenya
M.W. Baaru, D.N. Mungendi, A. Bationo, L. Verchot, W. Waceke

79. Evaluating effect of mixtures of organic resources on nutrient release patterns and uptake by maize
F.O. Ayuke, N. K. Karanja, S.W. Bunyasi

80. Mycorrhizal associations as indicators of forest quality after land use practices
N. A. Onguene

81. Biomass production, N and P uptake of Mucuna after Bradyrhizobia and Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi inoculation, and P-application on acid soil of Southern Cameroon
M. Jemo, C. Nolte, D. Nwaga

82. Evaluating the effect of Bacillus and Rhizobium. bi-inoculant on nodulation and nematode control in Phaseolus vulgaris L
N.K. Karanja, G.K. Mutua, J.W. Kimenju

83. Integrated Soil Fertility Management Technologies:review for scaling up
Michael Misiko, Joshua Ramisch

84. Costs and Returns of Soil Fertility Management Options in Western Kenya
Paul L. Woomer

85. Modeling farmers’ decisions on integrated soil nutrient management in sub-Saharan Africa: A multinomial Logit analysis in Cameroon
Guy Blaise Nkamleu

86. Opportunities for and constraints to adoption of improved fallows: ICRAF’s experience in the humid tropics of Cameroon
A. Degrande, E. Asaah, Z. Tchoundjeu, J. Kanmegne, B. Duguma, S. Franzel

87. The Effect of Socio-Economic Factors on a Farmer’s Decision to Adopt Farm Soil Conservation Measures. An Application of Multivariate Logistic Analysis in Butere/Mumias District, Kenya
Victoria E. Anjichi, L.W. Mauyo, M.J. Kipsat

88. Farmer’s perception of planted calliandra tree fallows for shortening fallow cycles in southern Cameroon
Christian Nolte, Bernard Ondo Zo’o, Jean Paul Dondjang

89. Policies, Institutions and Market Development to Accelerate Technological Change in the Semiarid Zones of Sub-Saharan Africa
Mark Winslow, Barry Shapiro, John Sanders

90. Factors Influencing Choice and Adoption of Integrated Soil Fertility Management Technologies in Central Kenya Highlands
B.M. Mureithi, S.K. Kimani, M.M. Oderas, E.M. Mwangi, E. Gachanja

91. Social capital and adoption of soil fertility management technologies in Tororo district, Uganda
Lule Ali, N.M. Mangheni, P.C. Sanginga, R.J. Delve, F. Mastiko, R. Miiro

92. Adoption of Leguminous Trees/Shrubs, Compost and Farmyard Manure (FYM) As Alternatives to Improving Soil Fertility in Trans Nzoia District-Kenya
A.O. Nekesa, J.R. Okalebo, J.R. Kimetto

93. Participatory Diagnosis in the Eastern Drylands of Kenya: Are Farmers aware of their Soil Fertility Status?
J.M. Kimiti, A.O. Esilaba, B. Vanlauwe, A. Bationo

94. On-Farm Evaluation and Scaling-up of Soil Fertility Management Technologies in Western Kenya
M. Odendo, J. Ojiem, A. Bationo, M. Mudeheri

95. The Resources-to-Consumption System: A Framework for Linking Soil Fertility Management Innovations to Market Opportunities
C. Pascal Sanginga, Susan Kaaria, Robert Muzira, Robert Delve, Jemimah Njuki, Bernard Vanlauwe, Jonas Chiarm, Nteranya Sanginga

96. Scaling Up Options on Integrated Soil Fertility management in Western Kenya: The Case of COSOFAP: Challenges and Opportunities
Qureish Noordin, John Mukalama, Daniel Rotich, Electine Wabwile, John Lynam

97. Socio-Economics of Soil Conservation in Kericho District, Kenya
Kipsat M.J.

98. Market Integration and Conduct Analysis: An Application to Cattle Markets in Uasin Gishu District, Kenya
A.K Serem, H.K Maritim, M. Kipsat, P. Kisinyo, P. Nyangweso

99. Factors determining integrated soil fertility management in central Kenya highlands: Participatory Learning and Action (PLAR) model analysis
Odera M.M., Kimani S.K., Esilaba A.O., Kaiyare J.M., Mwangi E., Gachanja E.

100. Spatial Pricing Efficiency and Regional Market Integration of Cross-Border Bean (shape Phaseolus Vulgaris L.) Marketing in East Africa: The Case of Western Kenya and Eastern Uganda
L.W. Mauyo, J.R. Okalebo, R.A. Kirkby, R. Buruchara, M. Ugen, H.K. Maritim

101. Assessment of farmers’ perceptions of soil quality indicators within smallholder farms in the central highlands of Kenya
F.S. Mairura, D.N. Mugendi, J.I. Mwanje, J.J. Ramisch, P.K. Mbugua

102. Initiating Rural Farmers to Participatory Research: Case of Soil Fertilization in Bushumba, East of DR. Congo
Paulin Njingulula Mumbeya, Ngongo Mulangwa

103. Farmers’ participation in soil fertility management research process: Dilemma in rehabilitating degraded hilltops in Kabale, Uganda
R.N. Muzira, P. Pali, P. Sanginga, R. Delve

104. Integrated Soil Fertility Management and Poverty Traps in Western Kenya
J.K. Ndufa, G. Cadisch, C. Poulton, Q. Noordin, B. Vanlauwe

105. Moving methodologies to enhance agricultural productivity of rice-based lowland systems in sub-Saharan Africa
M.C.S. Wopereis, T. Defoer


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