Maize info/Info mais Groundnut Info/ Info arachide R3S Info/ Info R3S Like the bigger Rice info/Info riz, (see SPORE 16), these three bulletins are basically newsletters on the maize, groundout and drought resistance networks of CORAF (Conference des responsables de la recherche agronomique africains et français/ Conference of African and French workers in agronomic research). These newsletters of which the first has just come out, aim to be channels of communication between researchers - whose contributions are requested.
To obtain copies of Info mais, contact:
JA. Takem - IRA - BP 2123 - Yaounde
G. Rouanet - CIRAD/IMT- BP 5035
To obtain copies of Info arachide, contact:
M Gautereau - ISRA - EP 3120 - Dakar SENEGAL or R. Schilling - IRHO/CIRAD BP 5035
To obtain copies of Info R3S contact:
M Laomaibo - CILSS- Institute du Sahel BP 1530 - Bamako -MALI or F.Reyniers - IRAT
IFDC opens African office-to improve fertilizer usage
IFDC (the International Fertilizer Development Centre) has recently set up its African regional centre in Togo near the Togo, Phosphates Bureau. Together with other national, regional, and international bodies.
This organization directs research on fertilizer technology, in order to create simple procedures for treating and solubilizing phosphates. The two other major research areas of IFDC are the optimal use of fertilizers by farmers and the study of the socio-economic factors which govern their use .
The centre also offers training programmes in production, marketing, and use of fertilizers. It will also soon be setting up a bibliographical database on the problem of fertilizers in tropical Africa.
For more details, contact:
P L.G. Vlek
International Fertlizer Development Centre Africa
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