Food security in West Africa is challenged by complex issues, including rapid population growth, exploitation of nonrenewable resources, and chronic low soil fertility, but in this text experts from world agricultural institutions share their work to provide solutions. Topics covered include soil microorganisms and organic matter, indigenous knowledge, new cropping systems, use of nonorganic fertilizer, livestock, alley cropping, and decision support systems for implementation of integrated nutrient management.Also available: Soil Testing and Plant Analysis, Third Edition - ISBN 0891188444 Roots and SoilManagement: Interactions between Roots and the Soil - ISBN 0891181598The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America are prominent international scientific societies headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. The Societies specialize in peer-reviewed, high-quality science titles for a wide variety of audiences.Some of the
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