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Lime Technology Practices for Mitigating Soil Acidity in Ethiopia: A Review

Soil acidity is a pressing issue in Ethiopia, more than 43% of Ethiopian farmland is affected by soil acidity problem where major staple food crops are grown, and it leads to significant crop yields reduction and in severe cases, may resulted in complete crop production loss and thereby contributed to food insecurity. The adoption of modern agricultural technologies remains a promising strategy to enhance agricultural productivity, achieve food security and reduce poverty in Ethiopia. Agricultural lime technology is widely considered as an effective remedy for amending soil acidity and increasing crop productivity. Lime technology is the one of the options to solve this problem and increase agricultural productivity by alleviating soil acidity problems. This review explores the extent of acid soil distributions in Ethiopia, its impact on crop production and lime technology practices as a viable solution to mitigate soil acidity. The paper presents an introduction to the problem, discusses various lime application methods, their effectiveness, considers the economic and environmental implications, and lastly summarizes the key findings, emphasizing the potential benefits of adopting lime technology in Ethiopian agriculture. Based on the keywords of this empirical review findings this paper suggested farmers should be encouraged to use lime technology, this would be attainable if the government, nongovernmental organizations, and other stakeholders focused more on providing the required lime, improving extension services and providing better information and training on the use and benefit of lime technology for acidic soils are some important ideas.

Adoption, Determinants, Lime Technology, Soil Acidity

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Amare, H. (2023). Lime Technology Practices for Mitigating Soil Acidity in Ethiopia: A Review. International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis, 11(6), 114-120.

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Amare, H. Lime Technology Practices for Mitigating Soil Acidity in Ethiopia: A Review. Int. J. Environ. Monit. Anal. 2023, 11(6), 114-120. doi: 10.11648/j.ijema.20231106.11

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Amare H. Lime Technology Practices for Mitigating Soil Acidity in Ethiopia: A Review. Int J Environ Monit Anal. 2023;11(6):114-120. doi: 10.11648/j.ijema.20231106.11

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