IPI International Potash Institute
IPI International Potash Institute

Regional activities

IPI activity in sub-Saharan Africa/Eastern Africa

Coordination: sub-Saharan Africa/Eastern Africa

Papers & Presentations

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Date
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Mavuno Zaidi - Large-Scale Farmer Outreach has Increased Potato Yields in Kenya through a Focus on Balanced Fertilization
Author: Mbuthia, L.W.
Event: e-ifc 54
Documents: PaperDownload paper (pdf 2.26 MB)
30 Sep 2018
 
English
SoilCares Lab Initiative in Bungoma County, Kenya: A short report
Author: Lilian Wanjiru Mbuthia
Event: e-ifc 45
Documents: Download paper (pdf 1.9 MB)
30 Jun 2016
 
English
A Review of the Potassium Status of Soils in Kenya
Author: Mbuthia, L.W., B. Waruru, E. Gikonyo, C. Kibunja, J.P. Gweyi-Onyango, S. Kimani, M. Radiro, A. Esilaba, M. Okoti, and N.K. Korir
Event: Second National Potash Symposium on "The Role of Potassium in Balanced Fertilization", Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia
Documents: Download paper (pdf 1.52 MB)
24-25 Nov 2015
 
English
Potassium Soil Test Calibration with Maize in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa: Successes and Challenges
Author: Farina, M. and N. Miles
Event: Second National Potash Symposium on "The Role of Potassium in Balanced Fertilization", Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia
Documents: Download paper (pdf 4.81 MB)
24-25 Nov 2015
 
English
Responses of Five Major Food Crops to Potassium Fertilisation and Establishment of Soil Critical Potassium Levels in Kenya
Author: Gikonyo, E., S. Kimani, B. Waruru, L.W. Mbuthia, C. Kibunja, A. Esilaba, M. Radiro, and M. Okoti
Event: Second National Potash Symposium on "The Role of Potassium in Balanced Fertilization", Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia
Documents: Download paper (pdf 1.34 MB)
24-25 Nov 2015
 
English
Soil Potash Status and Needs and the Role of Balanced Fertilization in Tanzania
Author: Mkangwa, C.Z., M.C. Kalumuna, and C.J. Senkoro
Event: Second National Potash Symposium on "The Role of Potassium in Balanced Fertilization", Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia
Documents: Download paper (pdf 2.16 MB)
24-25 Nov 2015
 
English
Effect of Potassium Fertiliser on Crop Yields under Cassava-Based Systems in the Coast Region of Tanzania
Author: Senkoro, C.J., J. Semoka, E. Semu, and C.Z. Mkangwa
Event: Potassium for Sustainable Crop Production and Food Security, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Documents: Download paper (pdf 4.85 MB)
28-29 Jul 2015
 
English
Improving Rice Productivity through Integrated Soil Fertility and Water Management Practices in Eastern Africa
Author: Kajiru G.J., C. Senkoro, J.M. Nkuba, B.M. Omari, J.M.R. Semoka, S.K. Kashenge, K.C. Kaizzi, A. Namsamba, R. Kabanyoro, and J. Lammo
Event: Potassium for Sustainable Crop Production and Food Security, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Documents: Download paper (pdf 3.98 MB)
28-29 Jul 2015
 
English
Nutritional Requirements of Potassium for Crop Production: The Case of Sisal Production in Tanzania
Author: Hamisi, S., C. Komba, G. Mkorongwe, and P. Mbilinyi
Event: Potassium for Sustainable Crop Production and Food Security, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Documents: Download paper (pdf 804 kB)
28-29 Jul 2015
 
English
Potassium Deficiency Constraints in Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Production in West Usambara, Northern Tanzania
Author: Baijukya, F.P., and A.M. Mzanda
Event: Potassium for Sustainable Crop Production and Food Security, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Documents: Download paper (pdf 2.34 MB)
28-29 Jul 2015
 
English
Potassium Status in Some Soils: A Case of Northern, Central and Eastern Zones
Author: Kalumuna, M.C., and G. Urassa
Event: Potassium for Sustainable Crop Production and Food Security, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Documents: Download paper (pdf 533 kB)
28-29 Jul 2015
 
English
Potassium Status in the Major Agricultural Soils of Lake and Western Zones of Tanzania
Author: Bagarama, F.M., and E.L. Kaboni
Event: Potassium for Sustainable Crop Production and Food Security, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Documents: Download paper (pdf 1.48 MB)
28-29 Jul 2015
 
English
Potassium Status of Major Soils of Tanzania
Author: Mbogoni, J.D.J.
Event: Potassium for Sustainable Crop Production and Food Security, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Documents: Download paper (pdf 3.16 MB)
28-29 Jul 2015
 
English
Potential for Response to Potash Application: The Case of Maize and Rice Production in Tanzania
Author: Wickama, J., N. Mnzava, S. Mwango, and Z. Mkangwa
Event: Potassium for Sustainable Crop Production and Food Security, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Documents: Download paper (pdf 1.41 MB)
28-29 Jul 2015
 
English
Status of Exchangeable Potassium in Soils of Selected Landscapes of Southern Highlands of Tanzania
Author: Ngailo, J.A., F.C. Mlowe, W.N. Mmari, and Z.J.U. Malley
Event: Potassium for Sustainable Crop Production and Food Security, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Documents: Download paper (pdf 1.11 MB)
28-29 Jul 2015
 
English
The Law of Minimum: Linking Potash Fertilizer Utilization, Farm Level Production and Economic Losses in Tanzania
Author: Hella, J., S. Kazyoba, and Z. Mkangwa
Event: Potassium for Sustainable Crop Production and Food Security, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Documents: Download paper (pdf 1.95 MB)
28-29 Jul 2015
 
English
Trends of Potash Levels in Soils under Sisal, Maize Rice and Cassava-Based Production Systems in Tanzania
Author: Marandu, A.E., C.J. Senkoro, and Z.C. Mkangwa
Event: Potassium for Sustainable Crop Production and Food Security, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Documents: Download paper (pdf 589 kB)
28-29 Jul 2015
 
English
Variability of Exchangeable Potassium in Soils of Tanzania: A Rarely Obvious Soil Fertility Challenge for Sustainable Crop Production
Author: Meliyo, J.L., K.F.G. Masuki, S. Kashenge-Killenga, J.D.J. Mbogoni, S.H. Mwango, C.J. Senkoro, Z.C. Mkangwa, J.J. Tenga, and G.J. Kajiru
Event: Potassium for Sustainable Crop Production and Food Security, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Documents: Download paper (pdf 1.03 MB)
28-29 Jul 2015
 
English
Soil Fertility Status and NPK Blends at Planting for Maize Growing in the Western Kenyan Counties Uasin Gishu and Busia
Author: van Erp, P.J., T. Terhoeven-Urselmans, and R. van der Meer
Event: e-ifc 39
Documents: PaperDownload paper (pdf 1.54 MB)
30 Dec 2014
 
English
Report on IPI Event: The Role of Potassium in Cropping Systems of sub-Saharan Africa: Current Status and Potential for Increasing Productivity
Author: Magen. H.
Event: e-ifc 38
Documents: PaperDownload paper (pdf 359 kB)
30 Sep 2014
 
English
Potash Fertilizers in Africa: Background, Assessment and Prospects
Author: Wendt, J.
Event: e-ifc 32
Documents: PaperPaper (pdf 524 kB)
05 Dec 2012
 
English
Increased fertilizer use opportunities and challenges for food security in sub-Saharan Africa
Author: J. Poulisse
Event: IPI-AFA-IMPHOS seminar on "Balanced Fertilization for Optimizing Plant Nutrition", Intercontinental Hotel, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
Documents: Paper (pdf 230 kB)
08 Feb 2007
 
English
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  • K in the Literature: Cassava Yield and Economic Response to Fertilizer in Tanzania, Kenya and Ghana more >
  • K in the Literature: Interactions Between Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium in Sugarcane Grown on Two Contrasting Soils in South Africa more >
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