06 Feb 2012

IPNI Africa Program

The main focus of IPNI Africa program is to provide leadership and direction in plant nutrition research and development. Working with partners from national agricultural research and extension systems, Universities, International Agricultural Research Systems and other stakeholders, information will be synthesized and research programs developed to encourage fertilizer use within the ISFM framework in ways that are technically efficient, economically rational, and environmentally friendly. Program activities will initially focus on maize based cropping system in the East and Southern Africa sub-humid zone, due to its high potential for agricultural intensification, and will cover both commercial estates and subsistence oriented agricultural systems. The program will also partner with the IFDC West Africa Division to establish research band training activities to enhance profitability and sustainability cocoa and oil palm production in humid zones in West Africa to of these major cash crops through improved nutrient management practices.

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