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Record number 123052
Title Decision making on integrated nutrient management through the eyes of the scientist, the land-user and the policy maker
Author(s) Smaling, E.M.A.; Stoorvogel, J.J.; Jager, A. de
Source In: Integrated plant nutrient management in sub-Saharan Africa / Vanlauwe, B., Wallingford : CAB International - ISBN 9780851995762 - p. 265 - 283.
Department(s) PE&RC
Land Dynamics
Soil Geography and Landscape
LEI MARKT & K - Duurzame Handel en Ketenvorming
Publication type Peer reviewed book chapter
Publication year 2002
Keyword(s) voedingsstoffen - bodemvruchtbaarheid - bodemchemie - besluitvorming - bemesting - nutrients - soil fertility - soil chemistry - decision making - fertilizer application
Categories Soil Chemistry
Abstract This paper provides a definition of Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) in Sub-Saharan Africa. The land user practises INM at farm level, but policies may cover an entire country or group of countries. The relative interest in INM by a land use-science-policy triangle at different spatial scales (Europe-Africa, East Africa-West Africa, within West Africa, within Kenya, within Embu District in Kenya, and between and within farms) are tabulated and discussed. Participatory soil fertility mapping and assessment of the potential of low-external-input INM technologies are also discussed. Finally, the impact of policies on INM were briefly highlighted for two markedly contrasting situations: a plethora of policies strongly affecting farming in the Netherlands, against the virtual absence of soil fertility policy in Africa.
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