The Amani Plantations: An Account of some of the more interesting Horticultural Features to be seen at the East African Agricultural Research Institute, Amani, Tanganyika Territory

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1948
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Fernie, L.M.
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Amani is situated on the eastern slopes of the Eastern Usambara Mountains in Tanganyika Territory, latitude 5.06° south, longitude 38.38° east. It is about fifty miles distant by road from the port of Tanga. The whole area of the Institute occupies some 750 acres, of which approximately 500 acres are devoted to the plantations, the remainder being under tropical rain forest. The altitudinal range is from 1,300 feet to 3,700 feet approximately, and in consequence most of the plantations are sited on excessively steep slopes. The laboratories, staff residences, and village are built on the crests of a series of ridges at an altitude of approximately 3,000 feet, while the nursery occupies the flat land in a river valley.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XIV (2), p. 86-93