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|Title:||Implications of soil erosion and the need for soil conservation measures for West Africa|
Warren, Dennis M.
|Periodical:||Revue science et technique|
|Geographic term:||West Africa|
|Abstract:||A major problem in agricultural development and food supply in West Africa is soil erosion. This problem is aggravated by several ecological and sociological factors such as the frequency and volume of tropical rains, the credibility and verosity of tropical soils, lack of soil conservation policies and appropriate soil conservation practices, and the effect of tillage practices. This article attempts to examine the implications of these phenomena on food and agricultural production in West Africa. Some of the strategies to soil conservation in West Africa are examined and an agenda for soil conservation policies in West Africa is proposed. Bibliogr., notes, tab., sum. in French.|