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Title:Land Utilization Types of the Medium Potential Areas of Low Altitude: The Kwale area
Author:Jong, C.d.
City of publisher:s.l.
Publisher:Republic of Kenya, Ministry of Agriculture - National Agricultural Laboratories
Geographic term:Kenya
Discipline:Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subjects:Kwale - district
Land - use
Soil - fertility
Abstract:Owing to the rapid population growth in Kenya, the pressure on agricultural land is increasing, thereby calling for an optimum use of the available land resources. In its earliest stages land evaluation should make a selection of types of land use that are relevant under the given environmental, socioeconomic, and national political circumstances. To facilitate and to standardize the land evaluation procedure, the concept of 'land utilization type' has been developed. To assist in the evaluation of the land resources in the Kwale soil survey area, and more particularly in the definition of the relevant land utilization types in that area, the author participated in the Kenya Soil Survey Project from 1 to 21 March 1976. The statistical data considered for this report were those related to the state of agriculture in 1975. (Source: ASC Documentation).