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Research on soil fertility in Southern Africa: ten awkward questions

Author: Harrington, L.W.
Author: Grace, P.
Year: 1998
ISSN: 1405-3748
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10883/538
Abstract: By raising important, sometimes ignored questions about research on soil fertility management in the subsistence, risk-prone maize-based cropping systems of sub-Saharan Africa, this paper seeks to improve the quality of problem definition, spatial and temporal extrapolation, and farmer participation, as well as promoting careful consideration of the factors governing adoption, links with policies, and longer-term and off-site consequences of changes in management practices. The article is targeted to Southern Africa, but the issues and their treatment are relevant to smallholder maize cropping and related research throughout the developing world.
Format: PDF
Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
Serie: CIMMYT NRG Reprint Series
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Type: Serial Publication
Region: Southern Africa
Place of Publication: Mexico
Pages: 10 pages
Serie Number: 98-01
Country of Focus: Southern Africa
Agrovoc: CROP MANAGEMENT
Agrovoc: CROPPING SYSTEMS
Agrovoc: INNOVATION ADOPTION
Agrovoc: MAIZE
Agrovoc: RESEARCH PROJECTS
Agrovoc: SOIL CONSERVATION
Agrovoc: ZEA MAYS
Agrovoc: CROP MANAGEMENT
Agrovoc: CROPPING SYSTEMS
Agrovoc: INNOVATION ADOPTION
Agrovoc: MAIZE
Agrovoc: RESEARCH PROJECTS
Agrovoc: SOIL CONSERVATION
Agrovoc: ZEA MAYS


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    Sustainable intensification agriculture including topics on cropping systems, agronomy, soil, mechanization, precision agriculture, etc.

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