Traditional soil and land appraisal on fadama lands in northeast Nigeria

Traditional soil and land appraisal on fadama lands in northeast Nigeria Abstract. As part of a study of recession farming on the ‘fadama’ lands on a segment of the Komadugu‐Yobe floodplain, a survey was carried out to investigate the local farmers’ perception of soil types and management practices. The farmers are clearly aware of the differences in soil type on the fadama and they possess unique skills in managing their farm lands. The farmers classify fadama soils for recession farming by assessing soil texture and soil drainage conditions by feel and observation. Integrating such local knowledge into soil surveys will lead to better practical definition of mapping units and give soil names that have more meaning for the farmers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Soil Use and Management Wiley

Traditional soil and land appraisal on fadama lands in northeast Nigeria

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0266-0032
eISSN
1475-2743
DOI
10.1111/j.1475-2743.1997.tb00587.x
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Abstract

Abstract. As part of a study of recession farming on the ‘fadama’ lands on a segment of the Komadugu‐Yobe floodplain, a survey was carried out to investigate the local farmers’ perception of soil types and management practices. The farmers are clearly aware of the differences in soil type on the fadama and they possess unique skills in managing their farm lands. The farmers classify fadama soils for recession farming by assessing soil texture and soil drainage conditions by feel and observation. Integrating such local knowledge into soil surveys will lead to better practical definition of mapping units and give soil names that have more meaning for the farmers.

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Soil Use and ManagementWiley

Published: Dec 1, 1997

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