of the tillage practice, since the area is semi arid tie-ridging starting from that the major problem for decline in crop productivity is the decline in soil The result in Munessa forest can generally explain the Highlands conditions 0000029912 00000 n %%EOF The major cause for soil fertility decline has been explained in figure above It is estimated that the national soil removal by water erosion is about 1493 however it is not practical by most farmers, for most reasons that most trees Soil Biol Biochem. remaining subsoil, soil left over from erosion, is difficult to work and generally Phosphorous, Exchangeable Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, etc., (Mulugeta, provided to the farmer, he/she can’t afford the cost as the yield obtained That is because In this condition Ethiopia losses a top soil of about 137 t ha-1 (farmers, credit providers, input dealers, research and extension agencies, way of living. remain to the minimum (Demeke, 2003). (Haile, 2012). years the reality is reflected in that the yield of maize in MTRR went superior 5.1 Agricultural systems in Ethiopia. methods. and the cause to decline in yield is due to rainfall shortage or drought followed Erythrina bruice is a nitrogen fixing plant which fix’s the nitrogen 0000030291 00000 n arises from various condition of the country such as the agro-climate, topography Abera B. fertility and hence the crop productivity. 3(1): 226–239. 0000010104 00000 n Fig.2 Integrated sustainable land management program (SLMP) and Integrated Soil Fertility Management Project (ISFM +) intervention along the landscape (area closure in the upper, and stone bunds and integrated soil fertility management in the middle and lower catchment areas) in Tigray region (© Gerba Leta, 11:35 A.M., April 19, 2019). and 50 kg ha-1 in the form of urea and DAP, respectively (Abera for the two major macronutrients the nitrogen and phosphorous at a rate of 100 yield by fertilizer and pesticide and finally reverse back to declining yield was a high stock of organic carbon in the lower depths. Even if the soil fertility status of Ethiopia is not documented well, its low enough to form rills and the total amount of rill formed is shown in Table Farmers in most parts of the country actually work hard, in seasons agro-ecology based fertilizer recommendations for some of the major nutrients How to apply integrated soil fertility management: It should be applied it is about 10 mm (Okigbo, 1986). and 10 ton ha-1+N46P40. 2000). A research done, on the Highlands of Ethiopia by Mulugeta plots that received sole application of E. bruci biomass at 10 t ha-1 Low applications of inorganic fertilizer and decline in soil organic matter often contribute to loss of production in Sub-Saharan Africa. As the topography of the country is rugged with varying types of soils, particularly the highland where about 90% of the arable land is concentrated, problems such as soil erosion, poor and continuous cultivation are the major causes to soil fertility decline. The annual net nutrient depletion is estimated to exceed 30 kg nitrogen, 20 in Kenya, Estimated rates of soil loss in Ethiopia for different land those that deplete the soil. is the soil erosion. 2003). are cleared and deforested. As already stated above the soil fertility status in Ethiopia various among Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) is an approach based on the following principles: Neither practices based solely on mineral fertilizers nor solely on organic matter management are sufficient for sustainable agricultural production. of soil water retention resulting in moisture stress rather than nutrient deficiency. the principal rate. majority of the farmers explained that their land is losing its fertility from productive because they can store and make available large amounts of water Hence, the principle of green revolution in Ethiopia under the blanket recommendation This increase is attributable to the reforestation and forestation can be applied to keep the soil fertile and productive (Amede In Ethiopia, Agriculture still constitutes the major part of the country’s economy, yet the agriculture is facing a number of problems. 0000005042 00000 n of the same, Soil pH, organic carbon and total nitrogen by area, Pair-wise ranking of causes of overall decline in soil fertility A study in South 0000006609 00000 n (Charman and Roper, 2007). matter management. As a solution to soil fertility problem the Ethiopian Government as a first continuous cultivation and low nutrient application that increase the imbalance some general soil studies, for immediate solution of production problems of nitrogen removed from the soil by crops is 44 kg ha-1 and the nitrogen INTERVENTIONS. fertilizer application. and a combination of some of this or many of them can help in reversing the its soil concentration is in range of 0.25-0.5% but can be considered as low socio-economic status of the society, creates various factors that cause soil the fertilizer application to give a better yield for cereal cultivation the capacity (Abera and Belachew, 2011). The report advocates for integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) as a framework for tackling multiple issues and accounting for varied local needs, using a range of interventions sequenced over time and tailored to the local situation. the problem of the site in question. Over the twenty-five years considered, the major changes were the increase increase and finally increasing the yield of crops. use and vegetation classes, Total length and volume of rills and damaged area, Land cover change in the Digil watershed between 1957 and 1960). Hence, most it should be in collaboration/participation of the farmer himself, in the manner Instead of concentrating on mineral fertilizers alone, integrating 2002). (MTRV) and the Conventional Tillage (CT) (Debele, 2011). within a short period of time. In a study made at typic Hapluusterts in north Tigray, Ethiopia the soil is activities during the derg regime and the planting of trees at the household soil, compost application, use of high yielding germplasms; use of mineral fertilizer 0000012071 00000 n MTRR and MTRV both of which are significantly higher than CT, in the next consecutive upper top soil and while subsequent erosion peels off the upper soil layers JOB SUMMARY The incumbent has the responsibility to work with SHA and PASIDP project team and other partners to identify the appropriate ISFM technology and practices to target FTCs. Regardless being a fast growing tree reaching up to 6 m height within 3 months, 0000003609 00000 n which does not need any proof or in the original saying “The existence, For all the fertility losses there are various causes in the different regions (Miller and Donahue, 1997). soil increases but the organic matter content decreases which is an indication the yield and yield components of bread wheat (Haile, 2012). Integrated soil fertility management in yield of crops: Under Ethiopian and healthy soil management in Ethiopia. centre indicate that using Erythrina bruice as a green manure crop either its different options of legume crops that probably match the agro-climate, fast the limiting soil-related factor (nutrients, pH and alike), (3) Increase soil what to eat particularly in months starting from June up to September (Demeke, are able to afford the cost of fertilizer it will not be sustainable. Determi- -nants of farmers’ decision on soil fertility management options for maize production in Southern Ethiopia. Agalo meti and Sirba indicates that a combination of few Agronomic management of the rugged topography of Ethiopia, hence agricultural fields are most susceptible Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) is a technology package consisting of the joint use of improved seeds, organic and inorganic fertilizers. of organic matter together with the loss of top soil aggravates the problem Keywords: Compost, integrated soil fertility management, manure, NP fertilizer, Nitisols, tef, wheat 1. In Ethiopian highlands where about 90% of the arable land is situated, people provided for this purpose are exotic and the trees are slow growing and research than individual researches on off-farm fields, if the objective is to solve practiced by farmers is now a days discontinued to continuously feed the large growing ability and easily decomposable. A soil to be productive it need to have an organic carbon content in range is that the exhaustive nature of the farming system in Ethiopia accompanied on his farm by interpreting to his own standard. Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, P.O. et al., 2006) (Table 4). African soil are generalized as infertile with “Orthodoxy”. in a manner that all sorts of soil fertility losses are minimized, such as the ed., pp. The project is predicated on the contention that under farmers condition with his own participation in such a manner that the 0000006946 00000 n the local condition of the farmers. The startxref soils, losses at this order of magnitude may cause a significant yield decrease is the major cause to soil fertility losses then agronomic practices that can In Ethiopia it is a well known fact that, fertilizer recommendation is based 0000013556 00000 n In other study at Beressa watershed, Central highlands of Ethiopia, about perception capacity of the soil, with consequence of decline in the yield components of 0000017335 00000 n times on Vertisols of Ethiopia indicates the loss of top soil results in high 0000029056 00000 n of the land, where the depletion was plotted again chronosequence of farm field to be true to crops like teff and wheat. The clay content of the soil increases down the depth but the pH, organic matter 0000039715 00000 n ISFM should be given as much attention as input applications. tabulated that a soil with organic carbon of 1% and less is considered as low organic matter in the outfield which resulted in low water holding and retention of rainfall and floods but the problem is much aggravated by deforestation and Through advice, capacity building and support to Ethiopia’s agricultural extension service and agricultural bureaus, the project is expected to achieve a wider use of integrated soil fertility management technologies and increased crop yields. in combination with mineral fertilizer application is helpful in reversing soil is not successful under most conditions, then more researches has to be done Unexpectedly, the forest cover showed an increase but only very Farmers fertility naming goes in conformity with the laboratory under taken by Governmental and Non-governmental organizations; here we want xref The "local adaptation" component of integrated soil fertility management operates at field and farm scale. 0000007588 00000 n of mineral fertilizer increased the yield sorghum. decline in fertility of the soil and hence crop productivity, all of which should Ploughing and adding either 0000007152 00000 n and total nitrogen which are very determining nutrients from crop production While studies find positive effects of ISFM at the plot level, to date there is little evidence on its broader welfare implications. An organic matter depletion of the soils is a wide spread problem in Ethiopia, be liable to further degradation through erosion. the German-funded project entitled “Integrated Soil Fertility Management Project” (ISFM+), which has been in operation in Ethiopia since 2015. and pesticide application alone in Ethiopia are not a sufficient solution to Even if in the first two years there is no difference between 0000056649 00000 n A study made on maize crop in the In a research done at Gonuno, in Wolayita, in participatory approach with farmers 0000003852 00000 n cover/use. In a five years study (2000-2004) quality. cultivation of crops can significantly decrease the nutrient level of the soil Review on integrated soil fertility management for better crop production in Ethiopia. Approaches for integrated soil fertility management in Ethiopia: A review, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It has be studied continentally et al., 1995). condition particularly in the highlands, integrated soil fertility management Here it can be seen that the fertility status of the soil in the farmers own trailer Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) is a technology package consisting of the joint use of improved seeds, organic and inorganic fertilizers. Two fertilizer rates than 2 t ha-1 as compared to a potential yield of over 5 t ha-1 of soil organic matter (Amede and Taboge, 2005). significant loss of crop yield for these crops due to loss of Nitrogen from of deep and shallow-rooted crops and by growing soil enriching species with Conversely, other soils have such poor nutrient and organic matter content that 0000004732 00000 n in to high costs of fertilizers and pesticides, even if a credit facility is without tie making. capacity all influence fertility” (Gruhn et al., from arable lands are multifold, soil erosion being the most important factor 0000052246 00000 n soils (Andosols) are less liable to nutrient depletion when exposed to land moisture stress of the soils (Amede and Taboge, 2005). In the same research it was found that the 0000009205 00000 n 2011). 0000012573 00000 n At the same time Ethiopia is being adversely affected by climate change weather patterns. soil, for example its organic matter content, acidity, texture, depth and water-retention There was no statistically significant difference between For example as erosion Integrated soil fertility management in yield of crops: Under Ethiopian condition particularly in the highlands, integrated soil fertility management can give better yields as high as balanced application of fertilizer and significantly higher yields than the traditional cultivation method other than the integrated methods. 7. soil by contour ploughing, minimum tillage and adding organic matter, (5) Increase in their crop yield are letting them to suffer from poverty and malnutrition. escarpment of the central Ethiopia Rift Vally indicate that, there is soil nutrient for different immediate purposes (Berry, 2003). cultivate their lands with similar types of crops without application of fertilizers and Taboge, 2005). 0000055982 00000 n does not satisfy a reliable production from the agriculture, instead a decline highlands which indicates that there is variation in fertility status of soils use change, hence the soil in the research area is Andosols and the change in 0000026990 00000 n 2013b). deforestation, overgrazing, sedimentation, continuous farming and pollution. Soil fertility is an essential prerequisite for achieving the targets set forth by national development agendas, GTP2, CRGE and others, in terms of agricultural output and GDP growth. other technologies increases the efficiency of the agronomic practice will also decline. and recommended dose of fertilizers. conditions, there is normally sparse ground cover at the onset of rains, leading The intention of this study is to discuss the status of soil fertility in country, the causes to soil fertility loss and find better solutions of soil fertility decline. cropping can now be understood when organic management and application of nutrients 134: 24–35. by environmental crisis (erosion, drought and deforestation) caused a sharp known that as the application of fertilizer proceeds through years the increase that of National blanket recommendation, because of its high cost; even if farmers soil erosion and nutrient mining from the soil and causes that result for these tangible local conditions which becomes complex for management due to intricate FiBL. with mineral fertilizers can increase the productivity of hybrid maize (BH-140). micro catchment here is relatively less than the average rate of soil loss in (sheet and rill) are the most important process and that in mid 1980’s Woitozira and Chibal (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) showed Hence, it is better to proceed our way towards significant (p = 0.0001) difference among treatments in their effect on grain studies in Ethiopia until now the fertilizer application undertaken by farmers it is found that the homestead soil have significantly higher contents of macronutrients The soils of East Africa in general are highly degraded and posses relatively 0000006781 00000 n ... Data on soil fertility in Ethiopia is la rgely out-of-date at the national l evel, and very loc ally- 35: 29–36. Fertility status also can vary between contrasting fields that are within the million ha seriously eroded and over 2 million ha beyond reclamation. 0000006890 00000 n yield through fertilizer application is very difficult and unachievable by their Source. planting period is more advantageous than tie-ridging after four weak and ridging In the area there are a number 2012). status of the southeast soils is low to medium in fertility but not fertile Vegetation cover determines the extent of soil erosion in Ethiopia, because 0000003730 00000 n In a study made in the North Western Ethiopia, about perception of farmers 0000012002 00000 n In the study ploughing alone significantly (p<0.05) improved the average 0000051851 00000 n (2010) by and Daro Labu, where soil productivity is severely constrained by poor soil therefore integrated nutrient management is considered for the area (Bekeko, ting from topsoil erosion, soil nutrient and organic matter depletion and often increased soil acidity. soil formation, under agricultural condition in general the soil loss is about F1) and 32-10 kg N P ha-1 (with fertilizer, F2) treatments, are the In most parts of Africa particularly the East Africa, the major causes to soil government) from village to district to national level (Marco were 41 kg ha-1 year-1 for N, 6 kg for P and 26 kg for The major causes to soil erosion and sedimentation are not only high intensities In the different regions of Ethiopia there exist various topographic, climatic yard manure, green manure and again taking green manure alone we can have many Different types of vegetations and forests are cleared and deforested In study made in Kenya, the causes to soil fertility decline Integrated Soil Management for Sustainable Debele T (nd). application relative to the other treatments (Tesfahunegn, (traditional ridge without ties) for broadcasted planting (SBP), tied-ridging of nutrient loss (Berry, 2003). 6). However, the highest grain yield was obtained Therefore the blanket recommendation and other fertilizer the different condition, for example the variation in the agro-ecological zones of the soils (Belachew and Abera, 2010). 0000003249 00000 n Research and extension experiences on ISMF in Ethiopia and Abera, 2010). Introduction Decline in soil fertility is the major constraint to agricultural production and food security in Ethiopian farming systems. Above all the farmer can’t The Haramaya University then, in its four years study at Chiro campus (2008-2011) Evidences from different sources indicate that for most occurrences soil erosion Hence, role. With this amount of top soil a it can be seen that both the amount of organic carbon and nitrogen in most areas Orthodoxy fertility and poor crop management practices. category for example, in manure application we can have enriched manure, Farm Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) aims to improve soil fertility and produc- (Demeke, and Belachew, 2011). 0000015863 00000 n In the study the yield components and nutrient contents 0 number of plant nutrients including organic matter are removed. 0000011146 00000 n or even the soil conditions in a single farm is variable, so managing such condition The general consensus solution should be the one which considers the complex interactions of agro-climate, included in the agriculture policy of the country to come to effect. improved germplasm combined with the knowledge on how to adapt these practices and the maximum removal may go as high as 300 t ha-1 year-1. germplasms is helpful. is kept to 60 cm (Hurni, 1993). of most Ethiopia, because most cultivable lands in these areas are started by fertility decline. decline in soil fertility of arable lands throughout Ethiopia (Berry, At the first phase of the land such as N, P, K and Ca but the enset plant took up 150% greater amounts of the goes to about 42 t ha-1 year which is about 4 mm in terms of soil Sky Journal of Agricultural Research. among the three best treatments (Vaje, 2007). The Ethiopian Highlands Research Study (EHRS) concluded that water erosion Even if farmers have indigenous knowledge how to manage their the soil (Nabhan et al., 1999) (Table However, on rating The causes responsible for the nutrient loss is called as the land use change. the country and this National fertilizer recommendation is known as the blanket based on their experience of yield reduction due to loss of soil fertility; regardless of the various researches done under different local conditions, can give better yields as high as balanced application of fertilizer and significantly population the pressure on lands escalated, through deforestation, overgrazing with 60 kg P ha-1 performed best among others, with maize yield of An experiment conducted in 0000009912 00000 n Hence, all these problems 0000017662 00000 n and between plots within a farm, Variation in soil fertility status between contrasting fields defined as “The physical, biological and chemical characteristics of a it is found that erosion is the first major cause to the problem (Kathuku of various locations. 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