Agro-ecological assesments for national planning: The example of Kenya
The ecological potential of land and water resources for food production and agricultural development and the policies for their management were the focal point of the FAO/UNFPA/IIASA study'Land Resources for population of the future'. The result of this regional agro-ecology zones(AEZ)study for developing co8ntries in Africa, Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia and Central and South America were presented at the FAO Conference in 1983.The conference recommended that the method, with a refinement of the resource data base, should be extended to detailed country planning of agriculture development.Kenya was selected for a case study to amplify and develop the methodology,
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