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Bationo, Andre

Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa

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Table of contents

1. New Challenges and Opportunities for Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Africa
A. Bationo, B.S. Waswa

2. Meeting the Demands for Plant Nutrients for an African Green Revolution: The Role of Indigenous Agrominerals
A.U. Mokwunye, A. Bationo

3. The Geological Basis of Farming in Africa
P. Straaten

4. The Challenges Facing West African Family Farms in Accessing Agricultural Innovations: Institutional and Political Implications
S. J. Zoundi, L. Hitimana

5. Achieving an African Green Revolution: A Perspective from an Agri-Input Supplier
E. Makonese, K. Sukalac

6. The African Green Revolution and the Role of Partnerships in East Africa
J. R. Okalebo, C.O. Othieno, S.O. Gudu, P.L. Woomer, N.K. Karanja, C. Serrem, H.K. Maritim, N. Sanginga, A. Bationo, R.M. Muasya, A.O. Esilaba, A. Adesina, P.O. Kisinyo, A.O. Nekesa, M.N. Thuita, B.S. Waswa

7. Optimizing Agricultural Water Management for the Green Revolution in Africa
B. M. Mati

8. Ex-ante Evaluation of the Impact of a Structural Change in Fertilizer Procurement Method in Sub-Saharan Africa
J. Chianu, A. Adesina, P. Sanginga, A. Bationo, N. Sanginga

9. Preparing Groups of Poor Farmers for Market Engagement: Five Key Skill Sets
J. Ashby, G. Heinrich, G. Burpee, T. Remington, S. Ferris, K. Wilson, C. Quiros

10. Fertilizer Microdosing and “Warrantage” or Inventory Credit System to Improve Food Security and Farmers’ Income in West Africa
R. Tabo, A. Bationo, B. Amadou, D. Marchal, F. Lompo, M. Gandah, O. Hassane, M.K. Diallo, J. Ndjeunga, D. Fatondji, B. Gerard, D. Sogodogo, J.-B.S. Taonda, K. Sako, S. Boubacar, A. Abdou, S. Koala

11. African Green Revolution Requires a Secure Source of Phosphorus: A Review of Alternative Sources and Improved Management Options of Phosphorus
A. S. Jeng

12. Soybean Varieties, Developed in Lowland West Africa, Retain Their Promiscuity and Dual-Purpose Nature Under Highland Conditions in Western Kenya
B. Vanlauwe, J. Mukalama, R.C. Abaidoo, N. Sanginga

13. Long-Term Effect of Continuous Cropping of Irrigated Rice on Soil and Yield Trends in the Sahel of West Africa
B.V. Bado, A. Aw, M. Ndiaye

14. Conservation Tillage, Local Organic Resources, and Nitrogen Fertilizer Combinations Affect Maize Productivity, Soil Structure and Nutrient Balances in Semi-arid Kenya
J. Kihara, A. Bationo, D.N. Mugendi, C. Martius, P.L.G. Vlek

15. Long-Term Land Management Effects on Crop Yields and Soil Properties in the Sub-humid Highlands of Kenya
C.N. Kibunja, F.B. Mwaura, D.N. Mugendi, D.K. Wamae, A. Bationo

16. Integrated Management of Fertilizers, Weed and Rice Genotypes Can Improve Rice Productivity
B.V. Bado, K. Traore, M.E. Devries, A. Sow, S. Gaye

17. Integrated Soil Fertility Management for Increased Maize Production in the Degraded Farmlands of the Guinea Savanna Zone of Ghana Using Devil-Bean (Crotalaria retusa) and Fertilizer Nitrogen
B.D.K. Ahiabor, M. Fosu, E. Atsu, I. Tibo, I. Sumaila

18. Effect of Organic Inputs and Mineral Fertilizer on Maize Yield in a Ferralsol and a Nitisol Soil in Central Kenya
M. Mucheru-Muna, D.N. Mugendi, P. Pypers, J. Mugwe, B. Vanlauwe, R. Merckx, J.B. Kung’u

19. Effects of Conservation Tillage, Crop Residue and Cropping Systems on Changes in Soil Organic Matter and Maize–Legume Production: A Case Study in Teso District
H. Anyanzwa, J.R. Okalebo, C.O. Othieno, A. Bationo, B.S. Waswa, J. Kihara

20. Benefits of Integrated Soil Fertility and Water Management in Semi-arid West Africa: An Example Study in Burkina Faso
R. Zougmoré, A. Mando, L. Stroosnijder

21. Survival and Soil Nutrient Changes During 5 Years of Growth of 16 Faidherbia albida Provenances in Semi-Arid Baringo District, Kenya
O. G. Dangasuk, S.O. Gudu, J.R. Okalebo

22. The ‘Secret’ Behind the Good Performance of Tithonia diversifolia on P Availability as Compared to Other Green Manures
S.T. Ikerra, E. Semu, J.P. Mrema

23. Biological Nitrogen Fixation Potential by Soybeans in Two Low-P Soils of Southern Cameroon
M. Jemo, C. Nolte, M. Tchienkoua, R.C. Abaidoo

24. Roles for Herbaceous and Grain Legumes, Kraal Manure, and Inorganic Fertilizers for Soil Fertility Management in Eastern Uganda
K.C. Kaizzi, J. Byalebeka, C.S. Wortmann, M. Mamo

25. The Effects of Integration of Organic and Inorganic Sources of Nutrient on Maize Yield in Central Kenya
A.N. Kathuku, S.K. Kimani, J.R. Okalebo, C.O. Othieno, B. Vanlauwe

26. Forage Legume–Cereal Double Cropping in Bimodal Rainfall Highland Tropics: The Kenyan Case
M.J. Khaemba, S.M. Mwonga, L.M. Mumera, L. Nakhone

27. Effects of Conservation Tillage, Fertilizer Inputs and Cropping Systems on Soil Properties and Crop Yield in Western Kenya
H.K. Githinji, J.R. Okalebo, C.O. Othieno, A. Bationo, J. Kihara, B.S. Waswa

28. Effect of Manure Application on Soil Nitrogen Availability to Intercropped Sorghum and Cowpea at Three Sites in Eastern Kenya
F.M. Kihanda, G.P. Warren

29. The Effect of Organic-Based Nutrient Management Strategies on Soil Nutrient Availability and Maize Performance in Njoro, Kenya
J.J. Lelei, R.N. Onwonga, B. Freyer

30. Using Forage Legumes to Improve Soil Fertility for Enhanced Grassland Productivity of Semi-arid Rangelands of Kajiado District, Kenya
P. N. Macharia, C.K.K. Gachene, J.G. Mureithi

31. Potential of Cowpea, Pigeonpea and Greengram to Contribute Nitrogen to Maize in Rotation on Ferralsol in Tanga – Tanzania
A.E.T. Marandu, J.P. Mrema, E. Semu, A.S. Nyaki

32. Model Validation Through Long-Term Promising Sustainable Maize/Pigeon Pea Residue Management in Malawi
C.D. Mwale, V.H. Kabambe, W.D. Sakala, K.E. Giller, A.A. Kauwa†, I. Ligowe, D. Kamalongo

33. Use of Tithonia Biomass, Maize Residues and Inorganic Phosphate in Climbing Bean Yield and Soil Properties in Rwanda
N.L. Nabahungu, J.G. Mowo, A. Uwiragiye, E. Nsengumuremyi

34. The Potential of Increased Maize and Soybean Production in Uasin Gishu District, Kenya, Resulting from Soil Acidity Amendment Using Minjingu Phosphate Rock and Agricultural Lime
A.O. Nekesa, J.R. Okalebo, C.O. Othieno, M.N. Thuita, A. Bationo, B.S. Waswa

35. Residual Effects of Contrasting Organic Residues on Maize Growth and Phosphorus Accumulation over Four Cropping Cycles in Savanna Soils
O.C. Nwoke, R.C. Abaidoo, G. Nziguheba, J. Diels

36. Interactive Effects of Selected Nutrient Resources and Tied-Ridging on Plant Growth Performance in a Semi-arid Smallholder Farming Environment in Central Zimbabwe
J. Nyamangara, I. Nyagumbo

37. In Vitro Selection of Soybean Accessions for Induction of Germination of Striga hermonthica (Del.) Benth Seeds and Their Effect on Striga hermonthica Attachment on Associated Maize
J.A. Odhiambo, B. Vanlauwe, I.M. Tabu, F. Kanampiu, Z. Khan

38. Innovations in Cassava Production for Food Security and Forest Conservation in Western Côte D’ivoire
A. Ayemou, A. Tschannen, I. Kone, D. Allou, B. Akpatou, G. Cisse

39. Promoting Uses of Indigenous Phosphate Rock for Soil Fertility Recapitalisation in the Sahel: State of the Knowledge on the Review of the Rock Phosphates of Burkina Faso
M. Bonzi, F. Lompo, N. Ouandaogo, P.M. Sédogo

40. Selecting Indigenous P-Solubilizing Bacteria for Cowpea and Millet Improvement in Nutrient-Deficient Acidic Soils of Southern Cameroon
H. Fankem, M. Abba, L. Ngo Nkot, A. Deubel, W. Merbach, F.-X. Etoa, D. Nwaga

41. Evaluation of Human Urine as a Source of Nitrogen in the Co-composting of Pine Bark and Lawn Clippings
A.O. Fatunbi, P.N.S. Mnkeni

42. Extractable Bray-1 phosphorus and crop yields as influenced by addition of phosphatic fertilizers of various solubilities integrated with manure in an acid soil
E.W. Gikonyo, A.R. Zaharah, M.M. Hanafi, A.R. Anuar

43. Seedbed Types and Integrated Nutrient Management Options for Cowpea Production in the Southern Rangelands of Semi-arid Eastern Kenya
C.M. Githunguri, A.O. Esilaba, L.M. Kimotho, L.M. Mutuku

44. Land and Water Management Research and Development in Arid and Semi-arid Lands of Kenya
J. K. Itabari, K. Kwena, A.O. Esilaba, A.N. Kathuku, L. Muhammad, N. Mangale, P. Kathuli

45. Evaluation of Establishment, Biomass Productivity and Quality of Improved Fallow Species in a Ferralic Arenosol at Coastal Region in Kenya
C. Walela, J.K. Ndufa, K. Balozi, O.V. Oeba, M. Welimo

46. Assessment of Potato Bacterial Wilt Disease Status in North Rift Valley of Kenya: A Survey
T.K. Kwambai, M.E. Omunyin, J.R. Okalebo, Z.M. Kinyua, P. Gildemacher

47. Soil Fertility Variability in Relation to the Yields of Maize and Soybean Under Intensifying Cropping Systems in the Tropical Savannas of Northeastern Nigeria
J.D. Kwari, A.Y. Kamara, F. Ekeleme, L. Omoigui

48. An Evaluation of Lucerne Varieties Suitable for Different Agro-ecological Zones in Kenya
B.A. Lukuyu, J.N. Methu, D. Mwangi, J. Kirui, S.W. Mwendia, J. Wamalwa, A. Kavatha, G.N. Ngae, G.N. Mbure

49. Water Harvesting and Integrated Nutrient Management Options for Maize–Cowpea Production in Semi-arid Eastern Kenya
J.M. Miriti, A.O. Esilaba, A. Bationo, H.K. Cheruiyot, A.N. Kathuku, P. Wakaba

50. The Potential of Ipomoea stenosiphon as a Soil Fertility Ameliorant in the Semi-arid Tropics
T. Mombeyarara, H.K. Murwira, P. Mapfumo

51. Effect of Al Concentration and Liming Acid Soils on the Growth of Selected Maize Cultivars Grown on Sandy Soils in Southern Africa
C. Musharo, J. Nyamangara

52. The Role of Biological Technologies in Land Quality Management: Drivers for Farmer’s Adoption in the Central Highlands of Kenya
J.K. Mutegi, D.N. Mugendi, L.V. Verchot, J.B. Kung’u

53. Biophysical Characterization of Oasis Soils for Efficient Use of External Inputs in Marsabit District: Their Potentials and Limitations
E.M. Muya, J.K. Lelon, M.G. Shibia, A.O. Esilaba, M. Okoti, G.N. Gachini, A.L. Chek

54. Multi-functional Properties of Mycorrhizal Fungi for Crop Production: The Case Study of Banana Development and Drought Tolerance
D. Nwaga, A. Tenkouano, K. Tomekpe, R. Fogain, D.M. Kinfack, G. Tsané, O. Yombo

55. Effect of Phosphorus Sources and Rates on Sugarcane Yield and Quality in Kibos, Nyando Sugar Zone
J. O. Omollo, G.O. Abayo

56. Natural and Entropic Determinants of Soil Carbon Stocks in Two Agro-Ecosystems in Burkina Faso
S. Youl, E. Hien, R.J. Manlay, D. Masse, V. Hien, C. Feller

57. Integrated soil fertility management involving promiscuous dual-purpose soybean and upland NERICA enhanced rice productivity in the savannas
S. O. Oikeh, P. Houngnandan, R. C. Abaidoo, I. Rahimou, A. Touré, A. Niang, I. Akintayo

58. Nitrogen Use in Maize (Zea mays)–Pigeonpea (Cajanus cajans) Intercrop in Semi-arid Conditions of Kenya
S.W. Wanderi, M.W.K. Mburu, S.N. Silim, F.M. Kihanda

59. Nitrogen and phosphorus capture and recovery efficiencies, and crop responses to a range of soil fertility management strategies in sub-Saharan Africa
R. Chikowo, M. Corbeels, P. Mapfumo, P. Tittonell, B. Vanlauwe, K. E. Giller

60. Greenhouse Evaluation of Agronomic Effectiveness of Unacidulated and Partially Acidulated Phosphate Rock from Kodjari and the Effect of Mixed Crop on Plant P Nutrition
E. Compaore, J.-C. Fardeau, J.-L. Morel

61. Effect of Continuous Mineral and Organic Fertilizer Inputs and Plowing on Groundnut Yield and Soil Fertility in a Groundnut–Sorghum Rotation in Central Burkina Faso
E. Compaore, P. Cattan, J.-B.S. Taonda

62. Soil Inorganic N and N Uptake by Maize Following Application of Legume Biomass, Tithonia, Manure and Mineral Fertilizer in Central Kenya
J. Mugwe, D.N. Mugendi, M. Mucheru-Muna, J.B. Kung’u

63. Changes in δ15N and N Nutrition in Nodulated Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp.) and Maize (Zea mays L.) Grown in Mixed Culture with Exogenous P Supply
P.A. Ndakidemi, F.D. Dakora

64. Cation Flux in Incubated Plant Residues and Its Effect on pH and Plant Residue Alkalinity
G. M. Sakala, D.L. Rowell, C.J. Pilbeam

65. A Study of the Agronomic Efficiency of Human Stool and Urine on Production of Maize and Egg Plant in Burkina Faso
M. Bonzi, F. Lompo, I.D. Kiba, A. Kone, N. Ouandaogo, P.M. Sédogo

66. Potential for Reuse of Human Urine in Peri-urban Farming
O. Semalulu, M. Azuba, P. Makhosi, S. Lwasa

67. Towards Sustainable Land Use in Vertisols in Kenya: Challenges and Opportunities
E.C. Ikitoo, J.R. Okalebo, C.O. Othieno

68. Potential Nitrogen Contribution of Climbing Bean to Subsequent Maize Crop in Rotation in South Kivu Province of Democratic Republic of Congo
L. Lunze, M. Ngongo

69. Investigation on the Germination of Zanthoxylum gilletii (African Satinwood) Seed
M.M. Okeyo, J.O. Ochoudho, R.M. Muasya, W.O. Omondi

70. Combining Ability for Grain Yield of Imidazolinone-Resistant Maize Inbred Lines Under Striga (Striga hermonthica) Infestation
I.H. Rwiza, M. Mwala, A. Diallo

71. Identification of Plant Genetic Resources with High Potential Contribution to Soil Fertility Enhancement in the Sahel, with Special Interest in Fallow Vegetation
S. Tobita, H. Shinjo, K. Hayashi, R. Matsunaga, R. Miura, U. Tanaka, T. Abdoulaye, O. Ito

72. Within-Farm Variability in Soil Fertility Management in Smallholder Farms of Kirege Location, Central Highlands of Kenya
J.M. Muthamia, D.N. Mugendi, J.B. Kung’u

73. Residual Effects of Applied Phosphorus Fertilizer on Maize Grain Yield and Phosphorus Recovery from a Long-Term Trial in Western Kenya
W.M.H. Kamiri, P. Pypers, B. Vanlauwe

74. Combined Effect of Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers on Soil Chemical and Biological Properties and Maize Yield in Rubona, Southern Rwanda
A. Mukuralinda, J.S. Tenywa, L.V. Verchot, J. Obua

75. Phenotypic Characterization of Local Maize Landraces for Drought Tolerance in Kenya
I.M. Tabu, S.W. Munyiri, R.S. Pathak

76. Targeting Resources Within Diverse, Heterogeneous and Dynamic Farming Systems: Towards a ‘Uniquely African Green Revolution’
P. Tittonell, B. Vanlauwe, M. Misiko, K.E. Giller

77. Exploring Crop Yield Benefits of Integrated Water and Nutrient Management Technologies in the Desert Margins of Africa: Experiences from Semi-arid Zimbabwe
I. Nyagumbo, A. Bationo

78. Population dynamics of mixed indigenous legume fallows and influence on subsequent maize following mineral P application in smallholder farming systems of Zimbabwe
T.P. Tauro, H. Nezomba, F. Mtambanengwe, P. Mapfumo

79. Formulating Crop Management Options for Africa’s Drought-Prone Regions: Taking Account of Rainfall Risk Using Modeling
J. Dimes

80. Residue quality and N fertilizer do not influence aggregate stabilization of C and N in two tropical soils with contrasting texture
R. Gentile, B. Vanlauwe, A. Kavoo, P. Chivenge, J. Six

81. Interaction Between Resource Quality, Aggregate Turnover, Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling in the Central Highlands of Kenya
A. Kavoo, D.N. Mugendi, G. Muluvi, B. Vanlauwe, J. Six, R. Merckx, R. Gentile, W.M.H. Kamiri

82. Performances of Cotton–Maize Rotation System as Affected by Ploughing Frequency and Soil Fertility Management in Burkina Faso
K. Ouattara, G. Nyberg, B. Ouattara, P.M. Sédogo, A. Malmer

83. Developing Standard Protocols for Soil Quality Monitoring and Assessment
B.N. Moebius-Clune, O.J. Idowu, R.R. Schindelbeck, H.M. van Es, D.W. Wolfe, G.S. Abawi, B.K. Gugino

84. Increasing Productivity Through Maize–Legume Intercropping in Central Kenya
M. Mucheru-Muna, D.N. Mugendi, P. Pypers, J. Mugwe, B. Vanlauwe, R. Merckx, J.B. Kung’u

85. Contributions of Cowpea and Fallow to Soil Fertility Improvement in the Guinea Savannah of West Africa
B. V. Bado, F. Lompo, A. Bationo, Z. Segda, P.M. Sédogo, M.P. Cescas

86. Some Facts About Fertilizer Use in Africa: The Case of Smallholder and Large-Scale Farmers in Kenya
P.F. Okoth, E. Murua, N. Sanginga, J. Chianu, J.M. Mungatu, P.K. Kimani, J.K. Ng’ang’a

87. Farm Input Market System in Western Kenya: Constraints, Opportunities, and Policy Implications
J. Chianu, F. Mairura, I. Ekise

88. Gender Differentials in Adoption of Soil Nutrient Replenishment Technologies in Meru South District, Kenya
E. G. Kirumba, D. N. Mugendi, R. Karega, J. Mugwe

89. Enhancing Agricultural Production Potential Through Nutrition and Good Health Practice: The Case of Suba District in Kenya
O. Ohiokpehai, T. Hongo, J. Kamau, G. Were, J. Kimiywe, B. King’olla, D. Mbithe, L. Oteba, G. Mbagaya, O. Owuor

90. Linking Policy, Research, Agribusiness and Processing Enterprise to Develop Mungbean (Vigna radiata) Production as Export Crop from Senegal River Valley
M. Cisse, M. Diouf, T. Gueye, A. Fall

91. Prioritizing Research Efforts to Increase On-Farm Income Generation: The Case of Cassava-Based Farmers in Peri-urban Southern Cameroon
J. W. Duindam, S. Hauser

92. Policy Framework for Utilization and Conservation of Below-Ground Biodiversity in Kenya
C. Achieng, P.F. Okoth, A. Macharia, S. Otor

93. Policy Issues Affecting Integrated Natural Resource Management and Utilization in Arid and Semi-arid Lands of Kenya
J. W. Munyasi, A.O. Esilaba, L. Wekesa, W. Ego

94. Stakeholder Characterisation of the Biophysical and Socio-economic Potential of the Desert Margins in Kenya
J. W. Onyango, A.O. Esilaba, P.K. Kimani

95. Soil Fertility Management in the Region of Gourma, Burkina Faso, West Africa
M. Traoré, T.G. Ouattara, E. Zongo, S. Tamani

96. Understanding Cassava Yield Differences at Farm Level: Lessons for Research
A. Babirye, A.M. Fermont

97. Organic Matter Utilisation and the Determinants of Organic Manure Use by Farmers in the Guinea Savanna Zone of Nigeria
A. Bala, A.O. Osunde, A.J. Odofin

98. Innovativeness of Common Interest Groups in North Rift Kenya: A Case of Trans-Nzoia District
L. W. Mauyo, J.M. Wanyama, C.M. Lusweti, J.N. Nzomoi

99. Economic Analysis of Improved Potato Technologies in Rwanda
R.J. Mugabo, D. Mushabizi, M. Gafishi, J. Chianu, E. Tollens

100. Assessment of Occupational Safety Concerns in Pesticide Use Among Small-Scale Farmers in Sagana, Central Highlands, Kenya
P. Mureithi, F. Waswa, E. Kituyi

101. Variation in Socio-economic Characteristics and Natural Resource Management in Communities with Different Potato Market Linkages in the Highlands of Southwestern Uganda
R. Muzira, B. Vanlauwe, S.M. Rwakaikara, T. Basamba, J. Chianu, A. Farrow

102. Crop Rotation of Leguminous Crops as a Soil Fertility Strategy in Pearl Millet Production Systems
L.N. Horn, T.E. Alweendo

103. Participatory Variety Selection of Pulses Under Different Soil and Pest Management Practices in Kadoma District, Zimbabwe
L. Rusinamhodzi, R.J. Delve

104. Economic Returns of the “MBILI” Intercropping Compared to Conventional Systems in Western Kenya
M. N. Thuita, J.R. Okalebo, C.O. Othieno, M.J. Kipsat, A.O. Nekesa

105. Bio-socio-economic Factors Influencing Tree Production in Southeastern Drylands of Kenya
L. Wekesa, J. Mulatya, A.O. Esilaba

106. Economic Evaluation of the Contribution of Below-Ground Biodiversity: Case Study of Biological Nitrogen Fixation by Rhizobia
J. Chianu, J. Huising, S. Danso, P.F. Okoth, N. Sanginga

107. Farmers’ Perception of Soil Fertility Depletion and Its Influence on Uptake of Integrated Soil Nutrient Management Techniques: Evidence from Western Kenya
M. Odendo, G. Obare, B. Salasya

108. Taking Soil Fertility Management Technologies to the Farmers’ Backyard: The Case of Farmer Field Schools in Western Kenya
M. Odendo, G. Khisa

109. Status and Trends of Technological Changes Among Small-Scale Farmers in Tanzania
E. J. Maeda

110. The Dilemma of Using Fertilizer to Power the Green Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa
D.K. Musembi

111. Overcoming Market Constraint for Pro-poor Agricultural Growth in the Eastern DR Congo, South Kivu
P. M. Njingulula, E. Kaganzi

112. Constraints in Chickpea Transportation in the Lake Zone of Tanzania
A. Babu, T. Hyuha, I. Nalukenge

113. Micro-dosing as a pathway to Africa’s Green Revolution: evidence from broad-scale on-farm trials
S. Twomlow, D. Rohrbach, J. Dimes, J. Rusike, W. Mupangwa, B. Ncube, L. Hove, M. Moyo, N. Mashingaidze, P. Mahposa

114. The Dryland Eco-Farm: A Potential Solution to the Main Constraints of Rain-Fed Agriculture in the Semi-Arid Tropics of Africa
D. Fatondji, D. Pasternak, A. Nikiema, D. Senbeto, L. Woltering, J. Ndjeunga, S. Abdoussalam

115. Effect of Zai Soil and Water Conservation Technique on Water Balance and the Fate of Nitrate from Organic Amendments Applied: A Case of Degraded Crusted Soils in Niger
D. Fatondji, C. Martius, P.L.G. Vlek, C.L. Bielders, A. Bationo

116. Counting Eggs? Smallholder Experiments and Tryouts as Success Indicators of Adoption of Soil Fertility Technologies
M. Misiko, P. Tittonell

117. Improving Smallholder Farmers’ Access to Information for Enhanced Decision Making in Natural Resource Management: Experiences from Southwestern Uganda
K.F.G. Masuki, J.G. Mowo, R. Sheila, R. Kamugisha, C. Opondo, J. Tanui

118. Market Access: Components, Interactions, and Implications in Smallholder Agriculture in the Former Homeland Area of South Africa
A. Obi, P. Pote, J. Chianu

119. Improving African Agricultural Market and Rural Livelihood Through Warrantage: Case Study of Jigawa State, Nigeria
M.A. Adamu, J. Chianu

120. The Desert Margins Programme Approaches in Upscaling Best-Bet Technologies in Arid and Semi-arid Lands in Kenya
A. O. Esilaba, M. Okoti, D.M. Nyariki, G.A. Keya, J.M. Miriti, J.N. Kigomo, G. Olukoye†, L. Wekesa, W. Ego, G.M. Muturi, H.K. Cheruiyot

121. Soil Organic Inputs and Water Conservation Practices Are the Keys of the Sustainable Farming Systems in the Sub-Sahelian Zone of Burkina Faso
E. Hien, D. Masse, W.T. Kabore, P. Dugue, M. Lepage

122. Intercropping Grain Amaranth (Amaranthus dubius) with Soybean (Glycine max) for Sustainability and Improved Livelihoods in Western Kenya
M.N. Ng’ang’a, O. Ohiokpehai, R.M. Muasya, E. Omami

123. Soil Conservation in Nigeria: Assessment of Past and Present Initiatives
B. Junge, O. Deji, R.C. Abaidoo, D. Chikoye, K. Stahr

124. Effect of Farmer Resource Endowment and Management Strategies on Spatial Variability of Soil Fertility in Contrasting Agro-ecological Zones in Zimbabwe
E.N. Masvaya, J. Nyamangara, R.W. Nyawasha, S. Zingore, R.J. Delve, K.E. Giller

125. Empowering Farmers in Monitoring and Evaluation for Improved Livelihood: Case Study of Soil and Water Management in Central Kenya
F. M. Matiri, F.M. Kihanda

126. Effectiveness of “PREP-PAC” Soil Fertility Replenishment Product on Performance of the Diversified Maize–Legume Intercrops in Western Kenya
E. J. Rutto, J.R. Okalebo, C.O. Othieno, M.J. Kipsat, A. Bationo

127. Risk Preference and Optimal Crop Combinations for Smallholder Farmers in Umbumbulu District, South Africa: An Application of Stochastic Linear Programming
M. Kisaka-Lwayo

128. Scaling Out Integrated Soil Nutrient and Water Management Technologies Through Farmer Participatory Research: Experiences from Semi-arid Central Zimbabwe
I. Nyagumbo, J. Nyamangara, J. Rurinda

129. Reducing the Risk of Crop Failure for Smallholder Farmers in Africa Through the Adoption of Conservation Agriculture
C. Thierfelder, P.C. Wall

130. Dissemination of Integrated Soil Fertility Management Technologies Using Participatory Approaches in the Central Highlands of Kenya
D. N. Mugendi, J. Mugwe, M. Mucheru-Muna, R. Karega, J. Muriuki, B. Vanlauwe, R. Merckx

131. Success Stories: A Case of Adoption of Improved Varieties of Maize and Cassava in Kilosa and Muheza Districts, Eastern Tanzania
C. Z. Mkangwa, P.K. Kyakaisho, C. Milaho

132. The Role of Forest Resources in the Strategies of Rural Communities Coping with the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa
J. B. Kung’u

133. Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration in Niger: A Key to Environmental Stability, Agricultural Intensification, and Diversification
M. Larwanou, C. Reij

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Keywords: Life Sciences, Agriculture, Life Sciences, general

Author(s)
 
 
 
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2011
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
49 pages
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9789048125432

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