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Dynamics and Diversity: Soil Fertility and Farming Livelihoods in Africa Ian Scoones

Dynamics and Diversity: Soil Fertility and Farming Livelihoods in Africa

Ian Scoones

Published August 1st 2001
ISBN : 9781853838194
Hardcover
256 pages
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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 managedMoreSoils 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.