Socio-cultural and economic aspects of soil conservation in Kenya; an overview

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dc.contributor.author Mutisya, Dorothy N.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-10T12:15:12Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-10T12:15:12Z
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Eastern African Research & Development, Vol. 26 (1996), pp. 177-186 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0251-0405
dc.identifier.uri https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/24326342.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://repository.seku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/4309
dc.description.abstract This paper discusses socio-cultural and economic factors influencing the adoption of soil conservation measures in Kenya. These include farm size, land tenure systems, farm capital, and soil conservation benefits. A consolidated land policy discouraging wanton land sub-division and fragmentation; abolishment of communal land ownership; improved farm capital through better farm management; a good marketing system; extension of credit facilities to the many poverty-stricken subsistence farmers; and the quantification of the relationship between soil loss and crop production are identified as important factors that could lead to an increased adoption and improvement in the maintenance of conservation measures and consequently, less erosion in the country en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Gideon Were Publications en_US
dc.subject Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Agronomy en_US
dc.subject Forestry en_US
dc.subject Soil conservation en_US
dc.subject Economic and social development en_US
dc.subject land tenure en_US
dc.title Socio-cultural and economic aspects of soil conservation in Kenya; an overview en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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