Land evaluation of valleys in a tropical rain [forest] area : a case study

W.J. Veldkamp

    Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU

    Abstract

    In the forest zone of south-western Nigeria, hydromorphic and adjacent land types are hardly used for agriculture. To determine their potential, the soils, groundwater regimes and soil moisture regimes were studied, together with the social environment, geology, hydrology, climatology and natural vegetation. Crop performance, especially in relation to the groundwater regime, was studied in toposequence experiments. In an ecological suitability classification, land qualities, management levels, and crop performance were considered, resulting in ecological crop suitabilities for specific management units. For some management units the suitabilities, including some socio-economic aspects, have been evaluated.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Moormann, F.R., Promotor, External person
    • Bennema, J., Co-promotor
    Award date13 Sep 1979
    Place of PublicationWageningen
    Publisher
    Publication statusPublished - 1979

    Keywords

    • horizons
    • hydromorphic soils
    • land capability
    • land evaluation
    • nigeria
    • paddy soils
    • soil suitability
    • soil surveys
    • soil water
    • subtropics
    • tropics

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