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Main Title Soil degradation and restoration in Africa /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lal, R.,
Stewart, B. A.
Publisher CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group,
Year Published 2019
Call Number S625.A4S65 2019eb
ISBN 9781315102849; 1315102846; 9781351593304; 1351593307; 9781351593281; 1351593285; 9781351593298; 1351593293
Subjects Soil degradation--Africa ; Soil restoration--Africa ; Soils--Africa ; NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection ; SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany ; SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
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Taylor & Francis
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Contents Notes
Soil degradation is a widespread problem in Africa resulting in low agricultural productivity while demand for food continues to increase. Degradation is caused by accelerated erosion, acidification, contamination, depletion of soil organic matter and plant nutrients, and salinization. Food and nutritional security of the growing population of Africa can only be achieved if degraded soils are restored, and soils of agroecosystems are managed prudently and sustainably. This book describes the soils of Africa, processes of soil degradation, extent and severity of soil degradation, and the impacts of degradation processes on food and nutritional security.