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dc.contributor.authorWalsh, M.
dc.contributor.authorSamki, J.
dc.contributor.authorKamwendo, H.
dc.coverage.spatialSouthern Africa.en
dc.identifier.citationWalsh, M., Samki, J. and Kamwendo, H. (1988) The role of agricultural resource base inventories in national and regional planning. In: Rukuni, M. and Bernsten, R.H. (eds.) Southern Africa: food security policy options. Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference on Food Security Research in Southern Africa. 1-5 November, 1987, pp. 19-31. Harare: University of Zimbabwe/Michigan State University Food Security Research Project.en
dc.descriptionA position paper on agricultural development policy in the SADCC region in order to enhance regional food security.en
dc.description.abstractDeveloping a regional inventory involves collecting, cataloguing, and presenting information about national agricultural resources, using a standardised approach to data gathering, classification, and presentation. The agricultural resource base is the physical characteristics of the land, one of the basic factors of agricultural production. However, land consists of several elements such as the soil, climate, land-form, and vegetation. In addition, it includes several factors used to modify the naturally occurring conditions, such as water for irrigation or fertilizers to improve soil fertility. An agricultural resource base inventory includes information on several of these important aspects of the natural environment.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe research supporting the preparation the proceedings papers was financed by the U.S. Agency for International Development, Bureau of Science and Technology; Bureau for Africa; and the Southern Africa Regional Programme; under a Food Security in Africa cooperative agreement.en
dc.publisherDepartment of Agricultural Economics and Extension; UZ/MSU Food Security Research in Southern Africa Projecten
dc.subjectDevelopment Policyen
dc.subjectSocial Protectionen
dc.titleThe role of agricultural resource base inventories in national and regional planningen
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dc.typeConference paperen
dc.rights.holderUniversity of Zimbabwe (UZ) / Michigan State University (MSU)en

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