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dc.contributor.authorCrane, T.
dc.coverage.spatialMadiama
dc.coverage.spatialMali
dc.coverage.spatialWest Africa
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T18:07:17Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T18:07:17Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier188
dc.identifier.citationPaper presented at the SANREM CRSP Research Scientific Synthesis Conference, Athens, GA, 28-30 November 2001
dc.identifier.other188_Crane.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/65271
dc.description.abstractResearch was done on local classifications of soils and conceptions of soil fertility management in Madiama, the SANREM-Mali site. While the local typology reveals a continuum between sandy, clayey and rocky soils, a typology of soils alone is insufficient in understanding the local classification system. Landscape and hydrological features, such as subtle elevation changes and type of water present (rain vs. river), affect understanding of fields and subsequent management strategies. Conceptualizations of soil fertility are based primarily on the application of animal manure, the quality of which varies with animals diets and physiology. This in turn gives rise to a model of ecological process that considers interactions between humans, cattle, crops, trees, and abiotic elements within the landscape.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectLocal knowledge
dc.subjectSurvey research methods
dc.subjectSoil nutrients
dc.subjectSoil fertility
dc.subjectSoil typology
dc.subjectSoil fertility management practices
dc.subjectSoil amendments
dc.subjectSoil fertility processes
dc.subjectEthnopedology
dc.subjectField Scale
dc.titleEthnopedology in central Mali
dc.typePresentation
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