Lessons learned from Long-term Soil Fertility Management Experiments in Africa

  • Andre Bationo
  • Boaz Waswa
  • Job Kihara
  • Ivan Adolwa
  • Bernard Vanlauwe
  • Koala Saidou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. A. Bationo, B. Waswa, A. Abdou, B. V. Bado, M. Bonzi, E. Iwuafor et al.
    Pages 1-26
  3. J. Kihara, J. Mukalama, F. O. Ayuke, S. Njoroge, B. Waswa, J. Okeyo et al.
    Pages 41-57
  4. A. Abdou, S. Koala, A. Bationo
    Pages 105-120
  5. A. Bationo, J. Kimetu, J. Kihara, Z. Traore, M. Bagayoko, V. Bado et al.
    Pages 137-158
  6. B. Vanlauwe, G. Nziguheba, O. C. Nwoke, J. Diels, N. Sanginga, R. Merckx
    Pages 175-200
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 201-204

About this book


This book elucidates the importance of long-term experiments in revealing evidence of soil fertility decline in Africa. An evaluation of experiences from on-going long-term experiments is given in broad detail. The first chapter explains the paradigm shift in soil fertility management then provides justification for long-term experiments before illuminating experiences from long-term experiments in East, West and Southern Africa. The second, sixth, eighth and ninth chapters give an in-depth account of crop management practices and soil fertility interventions in long-term trials within specific agro-ecological zones in West Africa. The rest of the chapters (chapter three, four, five and seven) address crop management, tillage practices and, organic and inorganic fertilizer applications in the context of long-term experiments in specific agro-ecological zones in East Africa.


Africa Experimental trials Long-term Soil fertility

Editors and affiliations

  • Andre Bationo
    • 1
  • Boaz Waswa
    • 2
  • Job Kihara
    • 3
  • Ivan Adolwa
    • 4
  • Bernard Vanlauwe
    • 5
  • Koala Saidou
    • 6
  1. 1., Soil Health ProgramAlliance for a Green Revolution in AfricAccraGhana
  2. 2., African Network for Soil Biology and FerTropical Soil Biology & Fertility Inst.NairobiKenya
  3. 3.Inst. International Centre for Tropical, Agriculture (TSBF-CIAT)Tropical Soil Biology & FertilityNairobiKenya
  4. 4.CIAT-TSBFNairobiKenya
  5. 5.CIAT-TSBFNairobiKenya
  6. 6.CIAT-TSBFNairobiKenya

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