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Agricultural Policy in South Africa

Nature volume 130, page 384 (10 September 1932) | Download Citation



PERHAPS the chief interest of this book is the summary of the natural conditions in South Africa: the accounts of the soil, climate, water problems, and others. Few countries in the world are more interesting to students; within a comparatively short range one finds the moist temperate climate of the southern part of Cape Province, the semi-arid conditions of the Karroo, the desert of Griqualand, the open steppe-like country of the veldt, and the tropical luxuriance of northern Natal, Farther north comes the park-like country that stretches away to the equator and beyond. All these natural features react on the agriculture and bear on the agrarian policy best suited to the country. The author's discussion will be found of interest, even to those not particularly concerned with the agricultural industry.

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