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Soil resources of tropical Africa

Soil resources of tropical Africa

a sumposium of the African Studies Association of the United Kingdom; edited by R.P. Moss.

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Published by Cambridge University Press in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Agriculture -- Africa -- Congresses,
  • Soils -- Africa -- Congresses

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsMoss, Rowland Percy,, African Studies Association of the United Kingdom, London, Eng. University. University College
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsS599.5 A1 S6
    The Physical Object
    Pagination226p.
    Number of Pages226
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18432149M

    The main objective of this book is to integrate environmental knowledge observed in local agriculture, based on the understanding of soils science and ecology, and to propose possible technical solutions and a more integrated approach to tropical agriculture. The chapters describe and analyze the. 5 Volume change of tropical residual soils Introduction Swelling and shrinkage Collapsible residual soils References. 6 Shear strength model for tropical residual soil Introduction Development of soil shear strength models Laboratory measurement of shear strength using triaxial apparatus Conclusions References. 7.

    Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Institute of the A Call for Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Africa The soil nutrient losses in sub-Saharan Africa are an environmental, social, and political time bomb. continuing degradation of its agricultural resources. It is hoped that this book will contribute to. local industries. Earlier books on the dry forests and woodlands focused on the Miombo woodlands of southern Africa, but this book covers the entire area of the dry forests in sub-Saharan Africa. The value of the book is the link it provides between the available resources of the dry forests and woodlands, and the use and management of their.

    JRC releases E-BOOK versions of the Soil Atlas of Africa. As an alternative to the printed and pdf versions of the Soil Atlas of Africa, the JRC's Soil Resource Assessment Project (IES Land Resource Management Unit) is pleased to announce that the publication is now available in e-Book formats for both ePUB apps and Kindle devices or apps. In Sub-Sahara Africa, majority of the population derives its livelihood from agriculture. razing of tropical forests in order to plant crops, planting in steep slopes, moving into of crops, water can be harvested in order to increase available water resources. Water harvesting and soil moisture retention are cheap and simple options for.


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In Africa, we are part of the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) funded research group “Tropical soil organic carbon dynamics “TropSOC” and of the Congo Biogechemistry observatory. Our work helps to establish one of the largest research networks on biogeochemistry in the African Tropics.

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Although tropical Africa is mostly familiar to the West for its rainforests, this biogeographic realm of Africa is far more diverse. While the tropics are thought of as regions with warm to hot moist climates caused by latitude and the tropical rain belt, the geology of areas, particularly mountain chains, and geographical relation to continental and regional scale winds impact the overall.

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An Assessment of the Soil Resources of Africa in Relation to Productivity. Africa is a vast continent with a tremendous resource endowment and offers great potential for increased agricultural productivity (FAO, ).If agricultural performance is measured in terms of per capita food production, there has been an alarming decline in the last few decades according to The World Resources.

Because parent materials in tropical Africa are not uniformly distributed and the climate is diverse, inherent fertility of the soils varies considerably. Because of intensive leaching and the degree of weathering, many soils of tropical Africa have relatively low inherent fertility.

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With the majority of the world’s billion food-insecure people concentrated in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, several chapters focus on soil resources in these regions. Many tropical soils are severely depleted in soil organic matter, whose replenishment has remained intractable using mainstream cropping regimes (Smalling et al., ).

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This book summarizes current knowledge of the properties and dynamics of soil organic matter in the tropics, its role in determining soil quality, its stability and turnover, and the options for management in the context of tropical landuse systems, for a readership of resource scientists, economists and advanced students.

The tropical environment; Factors affecting soil formation; Processes of soil formation; Classification of tropical soils; Profile features and fertility characteristics of the great soil groups; Physical properties; Nutrient supply: macro and secondary nutrients; Nutrient supply: micronutrients; Soil organic matter and soil organisms; Soil use in the the tropics; Soils under shiftingm.

reference soil groups are represented and with the aid of new distribution maps the regional abundance of WRB groups in South Africa can approximately be assessed.

Key Words Soil classification, soil maps, diagnostic horizon, soil resources Introduction The only comprehensive account of the soils of South Africa is that by Van der Merwe (). The. Tropical Soils.

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