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Population growth and land degradation

Population growth and land degradation

Geojournal 31(1): 15-21

This paper questions the linkages assumed in the conventional model linking population growth with land degradation. The possibility of an ecologically sustainable smallholder system existing under conditions of very high population density appears to be demonstrated in the Kano Close-Settled Zone in Nigeria. Most Sahelian farming systems operate at far lower population densities and consequently observers have been struck by evidences of declining productivity.

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PMID: 12288631

DOI: 10.1007/bf00815897

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