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  1. Key Resource 1996-09-01 Indigenous soil and water conservation practices are rarely acknowledged in the design of conventional development projects. Instead, the history of soil and water conservation in Africa has been one of imposing external solutions without regard for local practice. There is a remarkably diverse...  
  2. Key Resource 1992-03-01 Water is everywhere - its physics and chemistry, rain, evaporation, infiltration, underground, the intimate relationship between life and water, and other natural phenomena. Its effects and applications need to be understood: run-off, erosion, soil drainage and irrigation. These comprise the main...  
  3. Key Resource 1993-01-01 3 Copies For developing nations, soil erosion is among the most chronic environmental and economic burdens. Vast amounts of topsoil are washed or blown away from arable land only to accumulate in rivers, reservoirs, harbors, and estuaries, thereby creating a double disaster: a vital resource...  
  4. 1982-01-01 This publication resulted from a symposium held at the American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America in August 1979. Although the manuscripts focus on soil erosion and conservation in the tropics, works also can apply to many parts of the world.  
  5. AccessAgriculture Video Introduction to sustainable land management practices which have a proven track record in Africa. They can help control land degradation and improve production for small scale farmers, despite the challenges of climate change.  
  6. The Cornell Soil Health Assessment Training Manual: Provides an overview of the concept of soil health. Describes soil constraints and soil quality issues common to soils in New York and the Northeast region, especially in vegetable and field crop production systems. Provides guidelines on how to...  
  7. AccessAgriculture Training Video In Kenya, small-scale farmers stabilise river banks and reduce rainwater runoff from nearby plots by planting trees and grasses.  
  8. AccessAgriculture Video Stone lines induce a natural process of terracing as they trap sediments. They are also built to rehabilitate eroded lands. Farmers in Kenya show how they construct stone lines.  
  9. This little book is a classic of sorts--in the poetry of its expression, in the depth of its science, in its reference toward our margin of life. Listen while it reveals its past. Learn, since it teaches the lesson survival.  
  10. This book consideres tropical as well as temperate-region crops and discusses the specific soil management problems of subsistence farmers in tropical countries.