Potential Utilization of Local Phosphate Rocks to Enhance Rice Production in Sub-Saharan Africa

JARQ : Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly
ISSN 00213551
書誌レコードID(総合目録DB) AA0068709X
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It is known that phosphate rock (PR) deposits that account for most world′s PR production are found in African countries. However, the rate of phosphorus (P) fertilizer use in Africa is typically low, despite the high requirement for application of the same there. This applies particularly to sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where P deficiency has been suggested as one of the key constraints to crop production, despite the many PR deposits. There have been many excellent reviews on PR utilization in SSA, but hardly any have focused on its effectiveness in lowland rice cultivation. Given this lack of information, we reviewed the potential of PRs produced in the SSA region, focusing particularly on the utilization of PRs for rice cultivation in this region. Our review indicates that PR direct application in lowland rice resulted in high performance, regardless of the PR reactivity and the location investigated. A Phosphate Rock Decision Support System can help disseminate information on PR utilization in SSA; however, there is room for further improvement in predicting agronomic efficiencies in lowland rice cultivation, with consideration of the unique changes in soil condition such as the reduced condition that occurs in submerged paddy soils. In conclusion, the local PRs produced in SSA can be effectively utilized for direct application on lowland rice cultivation, hence the need to elucidate the PRs solubilization mechanism and therefore clarify the condition that maximizes the effect of local PRs direct application in SSA.

作成者 NAKAMURA Satoshi FUKUDA Monrawee NAGUMO Fujio TOBITA Satoshi

lowland rice

phosphate rock direct application


公開者 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
国立情報学研究所メタデータ主題語彙集(資源タイプ) Journal Article
開始ページ 353
終了ページ 363
DOI 10.6090/jarq.47.353
権利 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
言語 eng