Agroclimatology of the Vertisols and vertic soil areas of Africa

Virmani, S.M.

Management of Vertisols in Sub Saharan Africa Proceedings of a conference held at ILCA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 31 August 4 September 1987: 44-63


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The climatology of the regions in which Vertisols occur in Africa is discussed. The paper focuses on the major climatic constraints and opportunities for dryland agriculture in African Vertisols and vertic soils regions. Vertisols are potentially highly productive but farming systems need to be introduced which include effective conservation techniques as Vertisols are very prone to erosion.