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Status of the World’s Soil Resources. Chapter 9: Regional Assessment of Soil Changes in Africa South of the Sahara

Land degradation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is believed to be expanding at an alarming rate, accompanied by the lowest agriculture and livestock yields of any region in the world. While cereal production has increased marginally over the past two decades, more than 70 percent of this growth is due t o area expansion rather than yield increases.Various aspects of soil change and its impact in the region are discussed in this chapter. National case studies of soil change are given for Senegal and South Africa.

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