A journal of the Human Environment

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1983
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Kenya Soil Survey
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The countries of East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean suffer from the most dIfficult syndrome of under-nevelopmentthe predommance of subsistence agriculture and slow and unsteady industrialization. Valuable marine resourcesm the Region are threatened by the aggregate effects of decentralized agricultural and pastoral activities including brush forest clearing. The effects of massive upland soil loss are felt in coastal nver plains and at the mouths of major rivers. In certain areas. unplanned coastal development has also created specific environmental problems. Economic values of coastal resources have not been fully realized through special development programs. Improved land-use planning and terrestrial resource management are needed throughout the region to help protect its marine resources and to optimize coastal development.
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