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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2002)

Document title

Assessment of erosion damage in Ndome and Ghazi, Taita Taveta, Kenya : towards an integrated erosion management approach

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WASWA F. ; GACHENE C.K.K. ; EGGERS H. ;

Abstract

Aerial photograph interpretation on erosion trends from 1961 to 1998 showed that by 1998, approximately 17 and 50% of agricultural land in Ndome and Ghazi respectively had been permanently lost due to the combined effect of rill, inter-rill, and gully erosion, and sand deposition. Although abnormally heavy rains received between 1996-98 caused much of the present land damage, the severity of the damage was enhanced by inappropriate and persistent human perturbations in the land-system notably through vegetative degradation and destruction of soil structure through inappropriate tillage practices. The AA. argue that the spread of erosion damage in rural agro-ecosystems is survival-driven

Source

Article of periodic

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 2002, vol. 56, no3 [pp. 171-176]

Bibliographic references : 16 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

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