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Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,Francis Shaxson
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Title: New Concepts and Approaches to Land Management in the Tropics with Emphasis on Steeplands (FAO Soils Bulletin)
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New Concepts and Approaches to Land Management in the Tropics with Emphasis on Steeplands (FAO Soils Bulletin) by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,Francis Shaxson



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In the tropics most of the steep land areas are settled by small-scale farming families where livelihoods may be endangered by land degradation and associated loss of productivity. The translation of the concepts and principles of good land husbandry into field practice require practical actions that are well adjusted to the site and farmer-specific conditions where they would be applied. New concepts and approaches to land management in the tropics with emphasis on steeplands - FAO Soils Bulletin #75.

Small farmers living on steeplands in the tropics comprise a large sector of the world population. They operate in subsistence agricultural systems using traditional technologies designed to achieve sustained crop production at very low yield and income levels. Given the various limitations affecting steeplands agriculture, few soil management and conservation options remain. This bulletin attempts to explore potential avenues for developing strategies to maintain sustainability of steeplands agriculture. To maintain sustainability, however, signficant improvements in crop production on steeplands must come from improved soil management practices focusing on soil and water conservation, improved crop management, and use of cropping systems designed to reduce soil erosion and maintain soil productivity.

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