Inorganic fertilizer use in Africa: Environmental and economic dimensions
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The objective of this review is to synthesize the state of knowledge regarding the positive and potential negative impacts of fertilizer use in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), in the context of USAID and other assistance programs. The study is intended to shed light on some of the dilemmas which arise in the intensification of agriculture, and to provide insights towards improving sustainable agriculture and natural resource management programming
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Crews, T.E.; Peoples, M.B. (Elsevier B.V., 2003)During the 20th century, farmers around the world replaced legume rotations and other traditional sources of nitrogen (N) fertility with synthetic N fertilizers. A sizable percentage of the human population now depends on ...
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Marenya, P.P.; Barrett, C.B. (International Association of Agricultural Economists, 2009)Low fertilizer use perpetuates the slow yield growth in Sub Saharan Africa (in comparison to Asia and Latin America) as well as subsequent rates of hunger and malnutrition. Current models use primarily market-level factors ...