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Soil Fertility Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

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  • Donovan, G.
  • Casey, F.
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    This report is a critical review of the technical, economic, and institutional constraints to improving soil fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), and actions recommended to address them. The report is a review of selected literature, illustrated by a synthesis of the most important lessons from four country action plans prepared for Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, and Mali. The action plans were formulated by country researchers to identify ways to improve soil fertility in their respective countries.

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    Paper provided by World Bank - Technical Papers in its series Papers with number 408.

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    Length: 60 pages
    Date of creation: 1998
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    Handle: RePEc:fth:wobate:408

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    Keywords: AFRICA ; AGRICULTURE;

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    Cited by:
    1. Crawford, Eric W. & Jayne, Thomas S. & Kelly, Valerie A., 2005. "Alternative Approaches for Promoting Fertilizer Use in Africa, with Particular Reference to the Role of Fertilizer Subsidies," Staff Papers 11557, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
    2. Gruhn, Peter & Goletti, Francesco & Yudelman, Montague, 2000. "Integrated nutrient management, soil fertility, and sustainable agriculture: current issues and future challenges," 2020 vision discussion papers 32, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    3. Drechsel, Pay & Gyiele, Lucy & Kunze, Dagmar & Cofie, Olufunke, 2001. "Population density, soil nutrient depletion, and economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 38(2), pages 251-258, August.

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