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  1. Double digging is a labor intensive way to prepare a garden bed for planting. It is also a time honored way to prepare a garden bed for planting. Double digging improves soil aeration and drainage and, if you add compost, improves soil texture.
     
  2. Abstract, Makerere University Dissertations, 2019 Low crop yields due to low erratic rainfall, high evapo-transpiration, and deteriorating soil fertility in semi-arid areas of the country, have led to a quest for sustainable production practices with greater resource use efficiency in order...  
  3. Abstract,Africa Journal of Physical Sciences, 2020 The smallholder farmers of Wiyumiririe in Laikipia County are food insecure and highly vulnerable to climate related hazards owing to dearth of resources and over reliance on rain-fed agriculture. A preliminary reconnaissance prefield visit of...
     
  4. The Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebase is a collection of information resources (books, reports, journal articles, videos, movies, presentations) produced or identified, classified, and summarized by SANREM researchers. This collection provides direct...  
  5. The nameFanya juumeans “throw it upwards” in Kiswahili and it is very similar tofanya chinisince 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...  
  6. Peace Corps Double digging with local tools allows for closer plant spacing as the roots can grow down rather than merely to the side. These permanent beds and permanent paths also work to capture rain water. Crops are then rotated between beds from season to season to maximize control, break...
     
  7. Ideal soil structure has both pore space for air and water to move freely and soil particles that hold together nicely. Air supports plant roots and soil organisms that give life to the soil and enhance nutrient availability for the plants. Aerated soil holds water better than compacted soil,...
     
  8. Abstract, Frontiers in Plant Science, 2017 Improving land productivity is essential to meet increasing food and forage demands in hillside and mountain communities. Tens of millions of smallholder terrace farmers in Asia, Africa, and Latin America who earn $1–2 per day do not have access to...  
  9. Abstract,The Solutions Journal, 2016 As previously stated, terraces are an obvious solution for agriculture in high declivity terrain. However, they also offer much more than just being soil and water retainers. A controlled height allows for greater soil depth than the natural environment could...  
  10. Abstract,International Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Research, 2016 Soil and Water conservation (SWC) measures play significant role in improving land productivity. The study assessed contribution of soil and water conservation measures/techniques in land productivity in dry-land areas...