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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

Comparison of international, national and farmers'classification systems, applied to soils of the Western Dagomba District

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MIKKELSEN J.H. (1) ; LANGOHR R. ;
(1) Dep. Soil Science, Univ., Gent, BELGIQUE

Abstract

Selected soils developed on the Voltaian Shale formation have been studied. Classification of a vertic and a lateritic soil is compared in 4 systems : 1) Soil Taxonomy (Soil Survey Staff 1996), 2) FAO-UNESCO (1990), 3) the Ghanaian soil classification system (Brammer 1962), and 4) the local Farmer's classification system (Mikkelsen 1994). The comparison deals with the quantity and quality of information provided by each classification name. It is recommended that soil surveys should make an effort to gather the information that the local population can provide and eventually include this information in the database

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geografisk tidsskrift / ISSN 0016-7223 / CODEN GGTKAV

Editor : Kongelige danske geografiske selskab, København - DANEMARK (1877)

Millesime : 1997, vol. 97 [pp. 47-57]

Bibliographic references : 14 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2112

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