Tropical red soils: fertility, management and degradation

Michael Stocking

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Red soils of Africa fall into four major soil units of the FAO/UNESCO classification: Nitosols, Luvisols, Ferralsols and Acrisols. Red soils are widespread throughout the region. In southern Africa they are reasonably productive and a large proportion of agricultural production relies upon them. In East Africa they tend to be far less productive, yet are expected to support large numbers of the rural population.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDevelopment Studies Discussion Papers - University of East Anglia
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 1986

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