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Feeding Africa’s soils: Fertilizers to support Africa’s agricultural transformation

This book focuses on increasing the use of inorganic fertilizers as the most realistic way to overcome soil nutrient deficits and increase food production in sub-Saharan Africa. But merely increasing fertilizer use is by no means enough. Fertilizer must be combined with organic amendments to maintain soil carbon, promote soil biology and diversity, and improve soil health. Good agricultural practices are needed, including alleviating soil constraints an using improved germplasm. Together, these are the fundamentals of integrated soil fertility management.