This week Nature discusses about increasing food production in Sub-Saharan Africa by using fertilizer (supported by subsidies) or by implementing more sustainable ways such as conservation agriculture, “fertilizer trees” and legumes. The Editorial concludes that “For now, that has to mean improved access to fertilizers, because the choice between food and famine is an easy one”. Maybe the opportunities are in combining both approaches, depending on the farm/local conditions and socio-economic and biophysical context.
April 2, 2012
Nature discusses fertilizer use and more sustainable ways of food production in Sub-Saharan AfricaPosted by Diego Valbuena under Article, Conservation Agriculture, Food security, Intensification | Tags: fertilizer trees, ICRAF, Malawi, Soil mapping, Subsidies |
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