Farmers and soil conservation in the Caribbean
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CTA. 1994. Farmers and soil conservation in the Caribbean. Spore 54. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Farmers and soil conservation in the Caribbean by F A Gumbs 1994 135pp Commonwealth Secretariat, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HX, UK
This book complements a report published by the Commonwealth Secretariat in 1992 entitled, Integrating soil conservation into farming systems in the Commonwealth Caribbean. Farmers and soil conservation in the Caribbean explores the successes and failures of soil conservation in the Commonwealth Caribbean in greater depth. The document is presented in two volumes. Volume 1 examines the status of soil erosion and conservation in the region, the sociological factors in soil conservation programmes, and the legal and institutional context in which all soil conservation must be implemented and managed. It is now realized that these factors are as important as the technology of soil conservation which have not been given sufficient attention in the past. Volume 2 focuses on the technology. It examines the farming systems approach to soil conservation and the methods now being employed to ensure that conservation projects are integrated into the farming system. The Hillside Agricultural Project in Jiamaica is a major initiative in the Caribbean and has attempted to adopt this integrated approach. This project is therefore discussed in some depth. A short final chapter draws conclusions and suggests some guidelines for future projects and programmes which will be of interest to planners, agriculturists and everyone concerned with land use in the region. Copies of the first report and additional copies of this volume are available from the Commonwealth Secretariat. Farmers and soil conservation in the Caribbean by F A Gumbs 1994 135pp Commonwealth Secretariat, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HX, UK