Dynamics and Diversity: Soil Fertility and Farming Livelihoods in Africa

1st Edition

Ian Scoones

Routledge
Published August 1, 2001
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9781853838200 - CAT# Y122879

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Summary

Soils are critical to agriculture and, in turn, to food supply and livelihoods. Sustainable management of soils is crucial for a large proportion of the population of Africa. Contrary to many claims, soil fertility is improved and managed successfully by small-scale farmers there. Careful studies from widely different areas reveal how closely bound up soil management is with complex social, cultural and ecological factors - requiring a far more subtly tuned approach to development policy and practice. This work is a study of how the context of livelihood systems has to inform development policy and practice.

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