Practice makes perfect: participatory innovation in soil fertility management to improve rural livelihoods in East Africa

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Jager, de, A.;
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  • Subject: nutrient balance | bedrijfssystemenonderzoek | boeren | kringlopen | oost-afrika | east africa | cycling | farmers | soil fertility | soil degradation | bodemdegradatie | small farms | kleine landbouwbedrijven | bodemvruchtbaarheid | farming systems research | voedingsstoffenbalans

Keywords: soil nutrient balances, soil fertility degradation, East Africa , participatory innovation, experiential learning, farmer field schools, smallholder agriculture <br/> <br/> Maintaining and improving soil fertility is crucial for Africa to attain the Millennium... View more
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    Onduru, D.D., De Jager, A., and Gachini, G.N., 2006. The hidden costs of soil mining to agricultural sustainability in developing countries. International Journal for Sustainable Agriculture 3 (3): 167-175.

    De Jager, A., 2005. Participatory technology, policy and institutional development to address soil fertility degradation in Africa. Land Use Policy 22: 57-66.

    Muchena, F.N., Onduru, D.D. and De Jager, A., 2005. Turning the tides of soil degradation in Africa: capturing the reality and exploring opportunities. Land Use Policy 22: 23-31.

    Gachimbi, L.N, Van Keulen, H., Thuranira, E.G., Karuku, A.M., De Jager, A., Ngulu, S., Ikombo, B.M., Kinama, J.M., Itabari, J.K., Nandwa, S.M., 2005. Nutrient balances at farm level in Machakos (Kenya), using a participatory nutrient monitoring (NUTMON) approach. Land Use Policy 22: 13-22.

    De Jager, A., Onduru, D.D., Walaga, C., 2004. Facilitated learning in soil fertility management: assessing potentials of low-external-input technologies. Agricultural Systems Vol. 79: 205-223.

    Onduru, D.D., Diop, J.M., Van der Werf, E., and De Jager, A., 2002. Participatory on-farm comparative assessment of organic and conventional farmers' practices in Kenya. Biological Agriculture and Horticulture 19: 295-314.

    De Jager, A., Onduru, D., Van Wijk, M.S., Vlaming, J. and Gachini, G.N., 2001. Assessing sustainability of low-external-input farm management systems with the nutrient monitoring approach: a case study in Kenya. Agricultural Systems 69: 99-118.

    De Jager, A., Nandwa, S.M. and Okoth, P.F., 1998. Monitoring nutrient flows and economic performance in African farming systems (NUTMON). I. Conceptual framework. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 71: 37-48.

    De Jager, A., Kariuki, F.M., Matiri, M., Odendo and Wanyama, J.M., 1998. Monitoring nutrient flows and economic performance in African farming systems (NUTMON). IV. Monitoring of farm economic performance in three districts in Kenya. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment Vol 71: 81-92.

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