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- Roy Black, et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Food policy 2013 v.41 pp. 39-52
- corn; farmers; fertilizer rates; mineral fertilizers; nitrogen; profitability; research planning; surveys; Kenya
- ... It is widely perceived that African farmers are under-utilizing inorganic fertilizer. However, very little long-term evidence from farmers’ fields, accounting for variations in agro-ecological conditions, has been assembled to back this claim or determine the conditions under which it is true. Using five waves of nationwide household survey data from Kenya covering 13years, we estimate the relativ ...
- Karamura, E.B.; Jogo, W.; Rietveld, A.; Ochola, D.; Staver, C.; Tinzaara, W.; Karamura, D.A.; Kubiriba, J.; Weise, S.
- Acta horticulturae 2013 no.986 pp. 119-126
- Curculionidae; Fusarium; Nematoda; Xanthomonas; agroecological zones; bananas; capital; crop production; crops; disease diagnosis; farmers; farming systems; households; interviews; irrigation; labor; leaves; mineral fertilizers; mulches; nutrient offtake; nutrients; pesticides; pests; production technology; sales; soil fertility; solar radiation
- ... readily recognized by farmers, while symptoms of other diseases (Fusarium, black leaf streak and nematodes) were in most cases either not known or confused. The study concludes that improved farmer knowledge and capacity for ecological reasoning will make more effective the use of current on-farm resources for disease/pest and nutrient cycle management. ...