Computer Assisted Data Storage, Processing And Land Evaluation In Kenya.

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1991
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Ministry Of Agriculture
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In a country where population pressures on the land are high and coupled with limited availability of good agricultural land, rational utilization of soil resources assumes great importance for optimum and sustained food production. In order to increase the productive capacity of agricultural land, decisions of land use are required which often involve change. Sound land use planning decisions are based on the understanding of the natural environment and the kinds of land use engaged. Integrated surveys, that is, social-economic surveys, natural resource and agricultural surveys generate the raw agro-ecological and agro-economic data on which evaluations are based. The evaluation process consists of matching the land qualities of the delineated land units with the physical and technical requirements of the relevant land uses identified. Manual analysis techniques can only be attractive for relatively small quantities of data, and where analysis techniques are effectively fixed.
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