Revisiting a 'cure against land hunger': soil fertility management and farming systems dynamics in the West African Sahel

N. de Ridder, H. Breman, H. van Keulen, T.J. Stomph

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Abstract

It should be borne in mind that as a principle of arable farming, what is taken from the soil should be returned to it in full measure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-131
JournalAgricultural Systems
Volume80
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • rainfall-runoff dynamics
  • hortonian overland-flow
  • term crop response
  • nutrient balances
  • continuous cultivation
  • organic-matter
  • northern nigeria
  • different scales
  • southern mali
  • nitrogen

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