Soil conservation and management in developing countries. Report of an Expert Consultation, Rome, 22-26 November 1976 | Land Portal

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Dezembro 1977
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A major problem facing the areas already under cultivation, is the seriousness of soil degradation and loss of soil fertility due to indiscriminate misuse of agricultural lands, forests and grazing lands. The modern thinking assigns to soil conservation a comprehensive and more positive role than in the past. in that sustained improvement complemented by the preservation of available resources should form the central concept. Soil conservation must not be limited solely to agricultural and grazing lands. Conservation education and extension are areas where particular attention must be directed in the developing countries. The purpose of this Expert Consultation was to re-examine the whole question of soil conservation and management in the developing countries, bearing in mind socio-economic aspects, administrative structures, technology and financial resources. The discussion elucidated pertinent problems in the organization of soil conservation and management in these countries and possible solutions were suggested.

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Land and Water Division
Deputy Directory-General Natural Resources

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