Plant ecology as an aid to Colonial Development

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1954/1955
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Pilson R.D
Grantham, D.R
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A recent article in Colonial Plant and Animal Products by D. R. Grantham and R. D. Pilson Volume IV, Number 2, 1954, pages 110-136 under the above title describes work done by the Overseas Food Corporation in Tanganyika. The failures of the "Groundnut Scheme" have been much publicized but their solid achievements are less recognized. The article deals with a method for assessing the agricultural value of tracts of bush country with the aid of aerial photography. Its aim is to show that a study of the vegetation, the outlines of which may be traced from photographs, gives a reliable assessment of the soil types at any rate for a first reconnaissance over large areas.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 20, p. 268-268