Managing organic resources for soil amendment

K.E. Giller, M. Misiko, P.A. Tittonell

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Soil fertility management is a key issue for sustaining agricultural production in the tropics. Organic resources are important for short-term nutrient availability, as well as for longer-term maintenance of soil organic matter. For smallholder farmers, organic materials are an important source of nutrients, and necessary to manage soil fertility. However, the amount of organic material available on-farm is often limited in supply, and differs widely in quality. This is why the little that is available needs to be used as efficiently as possible.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-17
JournalLEISA : ILEIA newsletter for low-external-input and sustainable agriculture
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • organic wastes
  • agricultural wastes
  • plant residues
  • soil organic matter
  • mulches
  • nutrients
  • lignin
  • polyphenols
  • nitrogen
  • farm management
  • land management
  • farm planning

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