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The Life Sciences and Technology for Developing Countries (STD 3) research programme of the European Union has promoted a fresh holistic approach to research in soil sciences within the concept of sustainable development. African delegates to this workshop were asked to identify problems associated with soils that they came across in their own work. Then, from their experience and in discussion with European delegates, they were asked to develop a comprehensive problem-solving approach. The workshop concluded that the problems of soils are not isolated phenomena but are integral parts of an intricate web of interactions between humans and the natural environment. The case studies in this publication identify areas in the SADC countries of South Africa that are at high risk of irreversible environmental degradation and where special intervention is urgently needed to arrest the decline of natural resources.

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Authors: CATIZZONE M, European Commission, Bruxelles (BE);MUCHENA S C (EDITORS), European Commission, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15809 EN (1994) 58 pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, Mr. Catizzone, DG XII B-4, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-8291-9
Record Number: 199410938 / Last updated on: 1994-12-06
Original language: en
Available languages: en