Articles | Volume 4, issue 4
SOIL, 4, 259–266, 2018

Special issue: Regional perspectives and challenges of soil organic carbon...

SOIL, 4, 259–266, 2018

Original research article 07 Nov 2018

Original research article | 07 Nov 2018

Spatial assessments of soil organic carbon for stakeholder decision-making – a case study from Kenya

Tor-Gunnar Vågen et al.

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