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Land use in Africa

With high and accelerating population growth and with low and declining efficiency in the use of resources, Africa is currently facing a long-term declining trend. Since agriculture accounted for 41% of the GDP of Africa in 1982, formulation and implementation of efficient land use policies are prerequisites if the long-term adverse trend is to be reversed.

Asit K. Biswas, 1986, Land use Policy, Volume 3, Number 4, pages 247-259

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