Journal of Environmental Extension

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Managing the soil for enhanced food production in Nigeria

OA Adeokun, GO Olayode, SO Ojo, JO Akinyemi


The paper reviews soil management practices for enhanced food production in Nigeria. The different types of soil in Nigeria were discussed. The paper further gave details of the management practices that farmers could benefit from to enhance their productivity. These included alley cropping, agro-forestry, minimum tillage/No tillage, organic mulch and the use of inorganic fertilizer among others. The paper finally recommended that extension service should be strengthened to ensure farmers' awareness and consequent adoption of the identified improved soil management practices. This is necessary in order to enhance food production in Nigeria.

Journal of Environmental Extension Vol.4 2003: 31-36
AJOL African Journals Online