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Cover for Optimizing fertilizer use within an integrated soil fertility management framework in Ethiopia.

This chapter describes the general agricultural context of Ethiopia, the characteristics of seven agroecological zones, the soil types, and the main cropping. It addresses fertilizer use optimization in Ethiopia and factors that affect profitability of fertilizer use. Computer-run and paper-based...

Author(s)
Negash Demissie; Israel Bekele
ISBN
2017 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392046)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The farming systems of potential potato production areas of Chencha, southern Ethiopia.

A survey was conducted in 2012 to assess the diversity of farming systems in the potential potato production areas of Chencha in southern Ethiopia. It was part a PhD research study on evaluation and optimization of sustainability of farming systems which is part of an initiative to make the area a...

Author(s)
Mazengia, W.; Schulte, R.; Tadese, Y.; Griffin, D.; Schulz, S.; Struik, P. C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The sustainable management of Vertisols.

This book provides an up-to-date information on Vertisols research, and guides readers to important reference material. Four keynote papers and eight country papers and national perspectives on the management of Vertisols in Malawi, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ghana and...

Author(s)
Syers, J. K.; Penning de Vries, F. W. T.; Nyamudeza, P.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994505)
Type
Book
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Cover for Low-cost animal-drawn implements for Vertisol management and strategies for land-use intensification.

This chapter discusses the traditional management of Vertisols and land use types in Ethiopia. The advantages and disadvantages of maresha, an Ethiopian plough pulled by a pair of oxen, is described. The characteristics and evolution of broadbed maker (BBM) are also described. Additional...

Author(s)
Astatke, A.; Jabbar, M. A.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994505)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for From plot to watershed management: experience in farmer participatory Vertisol technology generation and adoption in highland Ethiopia.

This chapter presents a summary of the experience of a research project for developing and disseminating technologies for better management of Vertisols for improving productivity. The development and testing of Vertisol technology in Ethiopia are discussed. The adoption pathways for the broadbed...

Author(s)
Jabbar, M. A.; Tekalign Mamo; Saleem, M. A. M.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994505)
Type
Book chapter

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