Soil conservation for small farmers in the humid tropics

Sheng, T.C. (1989) Soil conservation for small farmers in the humid tropics. Technical Report. Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome,Italy.

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The humid tropics are important particularly asthey are the home for many millions of small farmers. Most of these farmers are poor and many of them are forced to farm small plots of land on steep hillsides where the risk of erosion is at its greatest. For these people, the control of soil erosion is of the utmost importance- if their land isallowed to erode, its fertility quickly falls, crop yields decline and the farmer may well be faced with the problem of starvation or of migration to the slums of a city in search of work. This bulletin has therefore been produced as a reference for the planners and technicians working with smallfarmers in the humid tropics and who are searching for ideas and guidance in their efforts to overcome soil erosion and to introduce sustainable systems of productive agriculture

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Soil conservation; small farms; socioeconomics; humid tropics; methodology; sustainability; peasantry, RP09613
Author Affiliation: Food and Agriculture Organization, Land and Water Development Division, Soil Resources, Management and Conservation Service
Subjects: Soil Science and Microbiology > Soil Sciences
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2014 07:47
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 07:47

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