An investigation into soil fertility in two resource-poor farming communities in KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)

@inproceedings{Roberts2003AnII,
  title={An investigation into soil fertility in two resource-poor farming communities in KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)},
  author={Verne L. Roberts and S. Adey and A. D. Manson},
  year={2003}
}
Low soil fertility is one of the major constraints affecting agriculture in Africa, a phenomenon that is also evident in fields of resource-poor farmers in KwaZulu-Natal. However, nutrient depletion status is field specific. This paper investigates the hypothesis that among KwaZulu-Natal resource-poor farmer's fields, the fields closer to the homestead are more intensively managed and that this differential management is reflected in the fertility status of these fields. In two communities… CONTINUE READING