Fertilizer Responses In East Africa

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1953
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DUTHIE D. W.
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PRIOR to 1939, field-trials had proved the value of phosphates on wheat in the Kenya Highlands, but there appeared to be little prospect of chemical fertilizers finding a place in African farming. After the War, however, it became clear that food production in East Africa could not keep pace with the rapidly increasing population, and funds were provided, from local sources as well as from the Colonial Development and Welfare Scheme, to extend the field and laboratory studies of fertilizer response on African as well as European farms.
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Nature, 172, p. 1-6