Nutrient depletion in the agricultural soils of Africa | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
December 1999
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
IFPRI-p15738coll2-126522
Pages: 
2 pages

About two-thirds of Africans depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. The fate of agricultural production, therefore, directly affects economic growth, social improvement, and trade in Africa. As the region's population continues to grow rapidly, outpacing the growth rate in other regions of the world, its agriculturalland is becoming increasingly degraded. Farmers are intensifying land use to meet food needs without proper management practices and external inputs.

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Henao, Julio; Baanante, Carlos A.

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The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 500 employees working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of theCGIAR Consortium, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.


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About IFPRI


The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 500 employees working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of theCGIAR Consortium, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.


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