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Record number 405079
Title Agricultural resource scarcity and distribution : a case study of crop production in Africa
Author(s) Conijn, J.G.; Querner, E.P.; Rau, M.L.; Hengsdijk, H.; Kuhlman, J.W.; Meijerink, G.W.; Rutgers, B.; Bindraban, P.S.
Source Wageningen : Plant Research International (Report / Plant Research International 380) - 85
Department(s) PPO/PRI AGRO Duurzame Bedrijfssystemen
CWC - Integrated Water Resources Management
LEI INT BELEID - Internationale Handel & Markten
LEI Regional economy & land use
LEI Regional economy & land use
International Soil Reference and Information Centre
ICSU World Data Centre for Soils
ISRIC - World Soil Information
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) gewasproductie - gewasopbrengst - zea mays - maïs - simulatiemodellen - input van landbouwbedrijf - opbrengstresponsfuncties - plattelandsontwikkeling - afrika - crop production - crop yield - maize - simulation models - farm inputs - yield response functions - rural development - africa
Categories Agroecosystems
Abstract In this report the authors focus on current yields of cereals (and in particular maize) and associated resource inputs. i.e. land, nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer, and animal manure availability across Africa and calculated production potentials and the soil water balance of maize and wheat under rainfed conditions optimally supplied with nutrients and protected against diseases. Maize yield gaps were determined per grid cell by combining current yield levels with calculated rainfed yield potentials. Average annual fresh water availabilities on the continental and national levels were calculated and seasonal water discharge was studied connecting upstream/downstream parts of a river basin in a case study area (Limpopo watershed). Finally, spatio socio economic indicators relevant for rural development in general an agricultural production in particular were identified and explored.
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