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dc.contributor.authorPlace, F.
dc.contributor.authorBarrett, C.
dc.contributor.authorFreeman, H.A.
dc.contributor.authorRamisch, J.
dc.contributor.authorVanlauwe, B.
dc.coverage.spatialSub-Saharan Africa
dc.coverage.temporal2003 - 2003
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T18:07:48Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T18:07:48Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier314
dc.identifier.citationFood Policy 28(2003): 365-378
dc.identifier.issn0306-9192
dc.identifier.other314_Place_et_al_2003.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/65382
dc.description.abstractThis paper reviews current organic nutrient management practices and their integration with mineral fertilizers in Sub-Saharan Africa with a view to understanding the potential impacts on a range of input markets. A number of different organic nutrient management practices have been found to be technically and financially beneficial, but they differ considerably as to their effectiveness and resource requirements. A review of African smallholder experiences with integrated soil fertility management practices finds growing use, both indigenously and through participation in agricultural projects. Patterns of use vary considerably across heterogeneous agroecological conditions, communities and households, but are stimulated by profitable commercially oriented agricultural opportunities. The potential for integrated soil fertility management to expand markets for organic inputs, labor, credit, and fertilizer is explored. We found that there are few direct analyses of these links and the current indirect evidence is inconclusive.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rightsCopyright 2003 Elsevier Ltd
dc.subjectSoil nutrients
dc.subjectGreen manure crops
dc.subjectSoil management
dc.subjectArid zones
dc.subjectSoil fertility
dc.subjectSmall-scale farming
dc.subjectLow input agriculture
dc.subjectSoil
dc.subjectManure
dc.subjectFarming systems
dc.subjectNutrient management
dc.subjectSoil organic matter
dc.subjectFertilization
dc.subjectIntegrated soil fertility management
dc.subjectInputs
dc.subjectField Scale
dc.titleProspects for integrated soil fertility management using organic and inorganic inputs: evidence from smallholder African agricultural systems
dc.typeArticle - Refereed
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