Fanya juu Terracing
The name Fanya juu means “throw it upwards” in Kiswahili and it is very similar to fanya chini since it consists of terrace bunds and ditches along the contour. The goal of contour bunds is different considering the environmental conditions of the areas where they are used. Their aim in semi-arid areas is to harvest and conserve rainfall, whereas, in sub-humid zones, contour bunds are constructed to discharge excess runoff. However, the main purpose is to prevent water and soil loss and to make conditions more suitable for plants to grow. Fanya juu is suitable for slopes of 5-20%, similar to the ones that characterize fanya chini interventions.