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Impact of Soil Fauna on the Properties of Soils in the Humid Tropics

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Type: Book Chapter
Author: Lavelle, P.; Blanchart, E.; Martin, A.; Spain, A.V.; Martin, S.
Book Title: Myths and Science of Soils of the Tropics
Publisher: Soil Science Society of America
Location: Madison, WI
Page(s): 157-185
Date: 1992
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/6096
Sector: Agriculture
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Subject(s): land degradation
soil
sustainability
agriculture
Abstract: "The sustainability of soil fertility in agricultural systems of the humid tropics has recently become a major issue as a consequence of continued land degradation and the critical need to provide more food. For socioeconomic, pedological, and ecological reasons, the development of sustainable high-input agriculture has proven to be slow and difficult and much effort needs to be directed towards the improvement of productivity in low-input agriculture."

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