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Better Land Husbandry: Re-Thinking Approaches to Land Improvement and the Conservation of Water and Soil

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Shaxson, Francis; Tiffen, Mary; Wood, Adrian; Turton, Cathryn
Date: 1997
Agency: Overseas Development Institute, London
Series: Natural Resource Perspectives, no. 19
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3967
Sector: Water Resource & Irrigation
Land Tenure & Use
Region: Africa
Subject(s): conservation
land tenure and use
Abstract: "Soil erosion has conventionally been perceived as the chief cause of land degradation, yet the limited effectiveness and poor uptake of widely promoted physical and biological anti-erosion methods challenges this logic. An alternative perception focusing on prior land damage - notably to soil cover, architecture and fertility - permits an holistic, farmer-centred approach which has generated positive response to date."

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