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September 12, 2017Knowledge Portal
Healthy soils for productive and resilient agricultural landscapes

This brief assesses the impacts of various land restoration initiatives and discusses a range of tools to better tailor and target investments and interventions to local contexts. Healthy soils are essential for productive and resilient agricultural systems, and they are a means to mitigate climate change risks. »

September 5, 2017Knowledge Portal
Application of secondary nutrients and micronutrients increases crop yields in sub-Saharan Africa

This article aims to determine the productivity increase of crops and nutrient use efficiency associated with secondary nutrients and micronutrients in sub-Sahara Africa.¬†In this region, the main focus has been on macronutrients but there is emerging though scattered evidence of crop productivity limitations by the secondary and micronutrients. »

FGI side event Wageningen Soil Conference 2017
September 5, 2017Knowledge activity
FGI side event Wageningen Soil Conference 2017
Theme: Soil Management

The third edition of the Wageningen Soil Conference “Soil Science in a Changing World” was held from August 28 until 31, 2017. As in previous editions, the aim was to discuss the importance of soils and the developments in soil science in the light of the global issues of food security, water resources, biodiversity loss, »

August 22, 2017Knowledge Portal
Sustaining soil functions in agro-ecosystems

This special issue of the journal Agronomy¬†aims to demonstrate judicious farming systems, where environmentally-sound practices are utilized, simultaneously maintaining soil functions, supporting environmental quality, and sustaining agricultural productivity. »

August 16, 2017Knowledge Portal
A review of soil fertility management and crop response to fertilizer application in Ethiopia

This report reviews the response of crops to organic and inorganic fertilizer applications in Ethiopia and aims to facilitate the design of a fertilizer recommendation tool. Results show that the productivity of major crops has increased steadily over the last two decades. »

July 31, 2017Knowledge Portal
Assessment of two soil fertility indexes to evaluate paddy fields for rice cultivation

This article assesses two soil fertility evaluation approaches in paddy fields for rice cultivation, in order to develop a user-friendly and credible soil fertility index. Also the study aimed to identify specific soil limitations, as well as to determine and map the soil suitability of the study area for rice cultivation. »