Increasing crop yields through smart nutrient management in Eastern Africa

Ensuring food security in sub-Saharan Africa in a sustainable manner is one of the future important challenges. The current project explores ways to substantially improve food productivity in SSA (Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania) without corresponding increases in emission intensities of GHGs and nutrients to the environment. As smart nutrient management is key, we formulate promising options for managing nutrient gaps, based on the 4Rs nutrient stewardship’ approach in fertilization taking location specific conditions into account. 

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This work was implemented as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), which is carried out with support from CGIAR Fund Donors and through bilateral funding agreements. For details please visit https://ccafs.cgiar.org/donors.