Mapping of fertiliser recommendations for major crops in West Africa


Site-specific fertilizer recommendations for major food crops in West Africa have been updated and mapped by ISRIC in collaboration with the International fertilizer Development Centre (IFDC) and experts from the NARs of Benin, Burkina Faso and Ghana.

Soil Heterogeneity and Soil Fertility Gradients in Smallholder Agricultural Systems of the East African Highlands


Heterogeneity in soil fertility in these smallholder systems is caused by both inherent soil-landscape and human-induced variability across farms differing in resources and practices. Interventions to address the problem of poor soil fertility in Africa must be designed to target such diversity and spatially heterogeneity.

Financial Value of Nitrogen Fixation in Soybean in Africa: Increasing Benefits for Smallholder Farmers


The knowledge that soil microorganisms form an important component of below ground biodiversity, providing ecosystem services, is often not incorporated in formulation of policies to conserve and manage these microorganisms.