Advances in Agriculture, Food Science and Forestry

Israel Zewdie

Department of Natural Resource Management, College of Agriculture and Natura Resource, Mizan-Tepi University, P.O.Box 260, Mizan-Aman, Ethiopia

  • Review Article   
    Alleviating fertilize use farmers perception constraints to increase fertilizer use and increase crop yield
    Author(s): Alemu wegu* and Israel Zewdie

    To feed the human population adding fertilizers to crops is needed to producing enough food. Provide fertilizers for crops with nutrients like potassium, phosphorus, and nitrogen, which allow crops to grow bigger, faster, and to produce more food. To grow, plants require nitrogen compounds from the soil, which can be produced naturally or be provided by fertilizers. Agriculture is the backbone of the Ethiopian economy, and the agricultural sector is dominated by smallholder farming systems. The farming systems are facing constraints such as small land size, lack of resources, and increasing degradation of soil quality that hamper sustainable crop production and food security. This review overview the constraints of Farmer’s access to fertilizer, fertilizer marketing systems, and suggest modification of existing fertilizer policies to mitigate the constraints. Adoption of integra.. Read More»

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