Review of soil fertility management for yam-based systems in West Africa

Carsky Robert J., Asiedu Robert, Cornet Denis. 2010. Review of soil fertility management for yam-based systems in West Africa. African Journal of Root and Tuber Crops, 8 (2) : pp. 1-17.

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Abstract : The project Poverty Alleviation and Enhanced Food Availability in West Africa through Improved Yam Technologies proposed to improve yam production in five West African countries (Nigeria, Bénin, Togo, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire) during the period from 2000 to 2003. A recognized need for productive, stable yam-based systems is the maintenance of soil fertility. Trials were initiated in each country on the fertilizer needs of yam and in several countries on improved fallows or leguminous intercrops. A review of information was also recommended with the objective of guiding future research. A search of all available literature was agreed, including sources with poor accessibility (grey literature) that might be available in NARS libraries. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Igname, Projet de développement, Système d'exploitation agricole, Fertilité du sol, sécurité alimentaire, Production alimentaire, Jachère, Rotation culturale

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Afrique occidentale, Nigéria, Bénin, Togo, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire

Classification Agris : F08 - Cropping patterns and systems
P35 - Soil fertility
E14 - Development economics and policies

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 1 (2005-2013) - Intensification écologique

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Carsky Robert J., IITA (NGA)
  • Asiedu Robert, IITA (NGA)
  • Cornet Denis, CIRAD-BIOS-UPR Multiplication végétative (BEN) ORCID: 0000-0001-9297-2680

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