Better Land Husbandry: From Soil Conservation to Holistic Land Management
Science Publishers, 4 janv. 2006 - 315 pages
This book is a timely contribution towards the debate on the most effective way to bring about sustainable farming in marginal areas. It offers a detailed analysis of the social, economic, and agro-ecological characteristic of both Soil and Water Conservation (SWC) and Better Land Husbandry (BLH) and an analysis of case studies of BLH from Central and South America, Africa, and Asia.
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