Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

353 Special Session Symposium--Soil Organic Matter Management Alternatives in a Smallholder Context

Oral Session
Special Sessions
This Special Session will discuss the concepts, practices, and tradeoffs associated with the management of organic inputs to improve soil productivity and sustainability in the context of smallholder farming systems. Specific topics include: the characteristics of organic inputs and the response of soil organic matter in tropical soils; the development of integrated soil fertility management approaches that balance farmer priorities with organic matter improvements; and the evaluation of current limitations, known benefits, and possible incentives to enhance use of organic inputs and improve soil organic matter management. Session will include time for open questions and answer to the speakers as a panel, which provides opportunity to discuss technical elements as well as relevant cross-cultural issues and applications.

SSSA Division: Soil and Water Management and Conservation

Agronomic Solutions for Smallholders Community
Agronomy in Africa Community

Wednesday, October 25, 2017: 9:30 AM-10:55 AM
Tampa Convention Center, Ballroom A

Community Leaders:
Charles E. Kome , Sjoerd Williem Duiker and Humberto Blanco
Elizabeth Trybula
Elizabeth Trybula
9:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
9:35 AM
9:50 AM
Curbing Soil Organic Matter Reduction through Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Smallholder Farming Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Generose Nziguheba, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture; Laurence Jassogne, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA); Fred Kanampiu, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture; Pieter Pypers, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture; Bernard Vanlauwe, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
10:20 AM
Panel Discussion (Includes Q&A)
10:50 AM
Concluding Remarks
10:55 AM
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