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1943/1944
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Mahenge,V.L.
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The two commentaries by V.L. and RF.M., which were published in your October issue, deal with a number of points I raised, and also very 'successfully demolished certain views I did not express and, for that matter, do not hold. For example, who suggested that "we shall have to stop"-"stop", mark you" growing crops for export"? Certainly not I. Neither did I imply, as V.L. seems to suggest, that we should "ascribe all declining fertility to loss of minerals". On the contrary, I specifically stated that conservative methods, "rotations, mixed farming, anti-soil erosion measures and so on are essential if the best use is to be made of the land", and the only reason I did not deal more fully with such important matters was the quite good one that my article happened to be about something else.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 9 (IX), p. 247-250