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Agricultural Intensification and the Threat to Soil Fertility in Africa: Evidence from the Jos Plateau, Nigeria

This paper challenges the view that agricultural intensification is a threat to soil fertility in Africa. On the Jos Plateau, intensification has continued since the 1970s despite low levels of soil fertility and crop production. This intensification has locally enhanced soil fertility despite... Full description

1st Person: Phillips-Howard, Kevin D.
Additional Persons: Lyon, Fergus
Source: in The Geographical Journal Vol. 160, No. 3 (1994), p. 252-265
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 1994
Keywords: Africa
Nigeria
Agricultural Intensification
Soil Fertility
Indigenous Knowledge
Soil Conservation
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