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Cover for Organic food systems meeting the needs of Southern Africa.

This book reports on long-term comparative organic farming systems' research trials carried out over the last 5 years in the Southern Cape of South Africa, as well as research into the successes and failures of the organic sector and the technical tools required for sustainable development in South ...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book
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Cover for Fertilizer use optimization in sub-Saharan Africa.

This book contains 17 chapters providing details on decision tools that use linear programming to determine recommendations specific to a farmer's context intended to maximize profit from fertilizer use in sub-saharan Africa. Chapter 1 and 2 discusses the principles and approach, and spatial...

Author(s)
Wortmann, C. S.; Sones, K.
ISBN
2017 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392046)
Type
Book
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Cover for Optimizing fertilizer use within the context of integrated soil fertility management in Tanzania.

This chapter discusses the importance of agriculture in Tanzania, as well as the agroecological zones (AEZ), and the current soil fertility management in the region. The chapter then provides the results of the diagnosis of nutrient deficiencies in Tanzania. Further, the chapter presents...

Author(s)
Senkoro, C. J.; Ley, G. J.; Marandu, A. E.; Wortmann, C.; Mzimbiri, M.; Msaky, J.; Umbwe, R.; Lyimo, S. D.
ISBN
2017 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392046)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Case 2 - sisal plantations, Tanzania.

A case study is presented based on experimental work conducted in the Tanga Region of Tanzania in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The case study focuses on the soil fertility status of sisal plantations and the information presented is partly derived from previous studies. The data have been...

Author(s)
Hartemink, A. E.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996707)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Vertisols management in Tanzania.

This chapter presents information on Vertisol of Tanzania obtained from overlays involving different maps provided by the Ministry of Education and SIDA (1987). The distributions of Vertisols in the coastal zone, the eastern plateau, the northern rift zone and the central plateau are illustrated...

Author(s)
Rwehumbiza, F. B. R.; Hatibu, N.; Mahoo, H. F.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994505)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Soil fertility decline in the tropics: with case studies on plantations.

This book, containing 12 chapters including an introduction which focuses on soil fertility under different land use systems in the tropics. Chapter 2 contains a global literature review on human population growth, soil resources of the tropics, tropical land use and management, soil degradation...

Author(s)
Hartemink, A. E.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996707)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fertilizer equivalency values of organic materials of differing quality.

Network experiments using a wide range of mainly high-quality plant materials and cattle manure were established in the 1997 and 1998 growing seasons in Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe in areas with different soil types and agroecological conditions. The experiments were...

Author(s)
Murwira, H. K.; Mutuo, P.; Nhamo, N.; Marandu, A. E.; Rabeson, R.; Mwale, M.; Palm, C. A.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995762)
Type
Book chapter

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