Combining multiple technologies: Integrated soil fertility management

Bekunda, M and Chikowo, R and Claessens, L and Hoeschle-Zeldon, I and Kihara, J and Kizito, F and Okori, P and Sognigbé, N and Thierfelder, C (2022) Combining multiple technologies: Integrated soil fertility management. In: Sustainable Agricultural Intensifcation: A handbook for practitioners in East and Southern Africa. Sustainable Agricultural Intensification . CABI, Gloucester, UK, pp. 134-144. ISBN 978 1 78924 835 7

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This chapter shows how Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) can be combined and integrated further at farm and landscape levels to improve farming system performance. ISFM is an example of a system-wide technology. It is a set of soil fertility management practices, including use of industrial fertilizer, organic inputs, and improved crop varieties, combined with knowledge on how to adapt the practices to local conditions. Its benefits include agronomic efficiency, enhanced productivity, reduced risk, reduced need for industrial fertilizers, and reduction in post-harvest losses. The farmers' responses and opportunities for adoption are also discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Research Program : East & Southern Africa
Series Name: Sustainable Agricultural Intensification
Uncontrolled Keywords: soil fertility management, smallholder farming system
Subjects: Others > Soil Fertility
Others > Farming Systems
Others > Fertilizer Applications
Depositing User: Mr Nagaraju T
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2023 08:34
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2023 08:34
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