Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Andre Bationo
  • Boaz Waswa
  • Job Kihara
  • Joseph Kimetu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. P. L. Mafongoya, A. Bationo, J. Kihara, B. S. Waswa
    Pages 29-43
  3. J. R. Okalebo, C. O. Othieno, P. L. Woomer, N. K. Karanja, J.R.M. Semoka, M. A. Bekunda et al.
    Pages 45-62
  4. E. Amézquita, I.M. Rao, P. Hoyos, D. Molina, L.F. Chavez, J.H. Bernal
    Pages 99-104
  5. Mateete Bekunda, James Galloway, Keith Syers, Mary Scholes
    Pages 115-119
  6. Minamba Bagayoko, Mamadou K. N’Diaye, Mohamed Dicko, Bréhima Tangara
    Pages 133-138
  7. J. Bayala, J. Balesdent, C. Marol, F. Zapata, Z. Teklehaimanot, S.J. Ouedraogo
    Pages 161-169
  8. D. Fatondji, C. Martius, C.L. Bielders, P.L.G. Vlek, A. Bationo, B. Gerard
    Pages 179-193
  9. A. Chabi-Olaye, C. Nolte, F. Schulthess, C. Borgemeister
    Pages 195-199
  10. Ramadjita Tabo, Andre Bationo, Bruno Gerard, Jupiter Ndjeunga, Daniel Marchal, Bassirou Amadou et al.
    Pages 201-208
  11. Alhaji S. Jeng, Trond Knapp Haraldsen, Arne Grønlund, Per Anker Pedersen
    Pages 245-253
  12. J. Kanmegne, E.M.A. Smaling, L. Brussaard, A. Gansop-Kouomegne, A. Boukong
    Pages 261-276
  13. Kathuku A.N., S.K. Kimani, J.R. Okalebo, C.O. Othieno, B. Vanlauwe
    Pages 283-288
  14. L. Lunze, P.M. Kimani, R. Ngatoluwa, B. Rabary, G.O. Rachier, M.M. Ugen et al.
    Pages 325-332
  15. Daniel Mugendi, Monicah Mucheru-Muna, Jayne Mugwe, James Kung’u, Andre Bationo
    Pages 345-351
  16. S.K. Kimani, A.O. Esilaba, M.M. Odera, L. Kimenye, B. Vanlauwe, A. Bationo
    Pages 353-358
  17. Assefa Abegaz, Herman van Keulen, Mitiku Haile, Simon J. Oosting
    Pages 365-378
  18. Anne W. Muriuki, Larry D. King, Richard J. Volk
    Pages 379-388
  19. A.K. Saidou, R.C. Abaidoo, B.B. Singh, E.N.O. Iwuafor, N. Sanginga
    Pages 413-422
  20. J.M. Miriti, A.O. Esilaba, A. Bationo, H. Cheruiyot, J. Kihumba, E.G. Thuranira
    Pages 435-442
  21. Monicah Mucheru-Muna, Daniel Mugendi, Jayne Mugwe, James Kung’u
    Pages 443-448
  22. Mary Njenga, Stephen Kimani, Dannie Romney, Nancy Karanja
    Pages 487-492
  23. J. Kihara, J.M. Kimetu, B. Vanlauwe, A. Bationo, B. Waswa, J. Mukalama
    Pages 493-502
  24. A.M. Fermont, H.M. Obiero, P.J.A. van Asten, Y. Baguma, E. Okwuosa
    Pages 511-520
  25. J. M. Kimetu, D.N. Mugendi, A. Bationo, C.A. Palm, P. K. Mutuo, J. Kihara et al.
    Pages 521-530

About these proceedings


Food insecurity is a central concern and a fundamental challenge for human welfare and economic growth in Africa. Low agricultural production, results in low incomes, poor nutrition, vulnerability to risks and lack of empowerment. Land degradation and soil fertility depletion are considered the major threats to food security and natural resource conservation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Investments in technology, policy and institutional reforms are needed to increase agricultural productivity to ensure food security and sustained national economies. Past research has generated numerous soil fertility management technologies which if adopted could propel the African continent out of the poverty trap. However, these technologies have had little, if any, impact due to low adoption by the smallholder farmers.


Phosphor Soil fertility agroecosystems biodiversity cyclin ecosystem ecosystems environment erosion food security green manure nitrogen soil

Editors and affiliations

  • Andre Bationo
    • 1
  • Boaz Waswa
    • 1
  • Job Kihara
    • 1
  • Joseph Kimetu
    • 1
  1. 1.Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility (TSBF)Institute of the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (TSBF-CIAT)NairobiKenya

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