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Title: The forms and effects of soil degradation on agricultural land: case study Bor town, Jonglei state, South Sudan
Authors: Atem, Puka Arok
Keywords: Soil degradation
Agricultural land
Issue Date: Aug-2011
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of engineering and applied science
Abstract: The research on “The Forms and Effects of Soil Degradation on Agricultural Land” was carried out in Bor town Jonglei State, south Sudan. The major areas of the investigation were discussed to known the causes of soil degradation and adverse impacts on farming land and what solutions to be put in place to minimize the occurrence of soil degradation. Methods like photography, interviews, questionnaires, and observation were used for effective and efficient data collection. At the period of study, the level of soil degradation was established in the following forms as shown bellow; massive deforestation 12.2%, monoculture 16.33%, climate change, 8.16% ,extensive cultivation / soil compaction 20.41%, overgrazing 24.49%, while advancement of Kidepo sand accounts for 6.2%, (over grazing taking great percentage of all the forms). Basing on the research findings, vital issues addressed include; information and measures to be put in place to stop people in the community to practice poor methods of farming, agro biodiversity conservation and enhancement, soil conservation management, proper use of agrochemicals , sustainable pasture management, integrated pest management, agro forestry management and sustainable agriculture. The research recommendation forwarded are among others; use of organic farming on agriculture land, proper soil management strategies, provision of leguminous viable seeds for soil conservation management, and agro-biodiversity conservation.
Description: A research report submitted to school of engineering and applied science in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of bachelor of science in environment management Kampala international university
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management

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