Ending Hunger in Africa: What Needs to be Done
| Dr. Pedro Sanchez
Director of Tropical Agriculture, The Earth Institute at Columbia University
Publications marked with a * are directly accessible
only from a Columbia University computer. For outside access,
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Sanchez, Pedro A., Cheryl A. Palm, Stephen A. Vosti, Polly J. Ericksen, and Anthony S. R. Juo eds. Alternatives to Slash and Burn: A Global Synthesis. ASA Special Publication. (forthcoming).
*Sanchez, P. A. "Soil Fertility and Hunger in Africa." Science 295 (2002): 2019–20, http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?AQX4786.
Sanchez, P. A. and B. A. Jama. "Soil Fertility Replenishment Takes Off in East and Southern Africa." In Integrated Plant Nutrient Management in Sub-Saharan Africa: From Concept to Practice. Ed. B. Vanlauwe, J. Diels, N. Sanginga, and R. Merckx. Wallingford, U.K.: CABI, 2002, http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/295/5562/2019.
Sanchez, P. A., B. Jama, A. I. Niang, and C.A. Palm. "Soil Fertility, Small-Farm Intensification and the Environment in Africa." In Tradeoffs or Synergies? Agricultural Intensification, Economic Development and the Environment. Ed. D.R. Lee and C.B. Barrett. Wallingford, U.K.: CABI, 2001, at http://www.cabi-publishing.org/Bookshop/book_detail.asp?isbn=0851994350.
*Sanchez, P. A., R. J. Buresh, and R. R. B. Leakey. "Trees, Soils, and Food Security." Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences 352, no. 1356 (1997): 949–61, http://www.jstor.org/view/09628436/ap000107/00a00160/.
Sanchez, P. A. "Science in Agroforestry." In Agroforestry: Science, Policy and Practice. Ed. Fergus L. Sinclair. Boston: Kluwer, 1995.
Pedro Sanchez, the 2002 World Food
Prize laureate and winner of the 2004 MacArthur Foundation
fellowship, is Director of Tropical Agriculture and Senior
Research Scholar at the Earth Institute of Columbia University
in New York City. He serves as coordinator of the Hunger
Task Force of the Millennium Project, an advisory body to
the United Nations. Sanchez served as Director General of
the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) headquartered in Nairobi,
Kenya from 1991–2001. He is also Professor Emeritus of Soil
Science and Forestry at North Carolina State University,
and was a visiting professor at the University of California,
A native of Cuba, Sanchez received
his B.S., M.S and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University, and joined
the faculty of North Carolina State University in 1968. His
professional career has been dedicated to improving
the management of tropical soils through integrated natural
resource management approaches to achieve food security and
reduce rural poverty while protecting and enhancing the environment.
Sanchez has lived in the Philippines (working at the International
Rice Research Institute), Peru (working at the National Research
Institutes), Colombia (working at the International Center
for Tropical Agriculture) and Kenya.
Sanchez is author of Properties
of Soils of the Tropics (rated among the top 10 best-selling
books in soil science worldwide), and author of over
200 scientific publications. He is currently writing the
second edition of this book. He is a Fellow of the American
Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America.
He has received decorations from the governments of
Colombia and Peru and was awarded the International Soil
Science Award and the International Service in
Agronomy Award. In February 2001 the Catholic University
of Leuven, Belgium awarded him a Doctor Honoris Causa degree
for his work on tropical soils in Africa. In August 2001
Sanchez was anointed a Luo Elder with the name of Odera Kang'o
by the Luo community of Western Kenya, in recognition for
his assistance in eliminating hunger from many villages in