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Cover for Indigenous soil enrichment for food security and climate change in Africa and Asia: a review.

This chapter considers indigenous soil knowledge, notably in respect to processes of soil enrichment which are argued to be more widespread in Africa and Asia than thought. The chapter draws attention two areas of practice: (i) cultivating ruined settlement sites (rendered rich in organic material...

Author(s)
Fairhead, J.; Fraser, J.; Amanor, K.; Solomon, D.; Lehmann, J.; Leach, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nutrient leaching.

This paper discusses the dynamics of nutrient leaching in the agroforestry ecosystems soil profile including the influence of soil, climatic factors and trees on leaching, susceptibility of different nutrients to leaching, management practices to reduce leaching, and leaching mechanisms from...

Author(s)
Lehmann, J.; Schroth, G.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995939)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nutrient capture.

This paper contains discussions on the factors involved in the uptake of nutrients by trees from the subsoil. Two methods for measuring the nutrient uptake by plants are described.

Author(s)
Schroth, G.; Lehmann, J.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995939)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Soil organic matter.

This paper contains discussion on soil organic matter with particular reference to agroforestry: (1) the influence of soil organic matter on soil fertility; (2) the effects of land use on soil organic matter; (3) the functional pools of soil organic matter; (4) labile soil organic matter; (5) the...

Author(s)
Schroth, G.; Vanlauwe, B.; Lehmann, J.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995939)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Soil nutrient availability and acidity.

This paper contains discussions on: (1) the efficient use of nutrients available in the soil under an agroforestry system; (2) the effects of agroforestry practices on nutrient cycles; and (3) the optimization of nutrient cycles in agroforestry. The methods for the measurement of the concentration...

Author(s)
Schroth, G.; Lehmann, J.; Barrios, E.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995939)
Type
Book chapter