Agricultural sustainability of fadama farming systems in northern Nigeria: the case of Karshi and Baddeggi by ProQuest

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									  Agricultural sustainability of fadama
  farming systems in northern Nigeria: the
  case of Karshi and Baddeggi
  Jake Dan-Azumi*
  Development Planning Unit, University College London, 34 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9EZ, UK

  Nigeria is endowed with underground and surface water reserves, rich pastures and favourable agroecological
  conditions in the country’s low-lying plains with alluvial deposits, popularly referred to as fadama lands. The
  3,000,000ha of fertile soils with residual moisture offer attractive opportunities for the arable farmers to grow both
  season and off-season high-value crops. The potential and importance of fadama agriculture for food producti
								
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