1. 01/04/1998 This research illustrates that the traditional practice of burning the fields prior to planting creates extreme runoff and erosion hazard. Technical Bulletin no. 98-2 21 pages, illustrated, photos
  2. In Soil and Water Conservation in Semi-Arid Kenya, the performance of soil and water conservation measures in rainfed cropping in the drier parts of Kenya is investigated, and the results of technical and economic analysis shown. Particular emphasis is given to the yield benefits and economic...
  3. 01/06/1995 This booklet contains information on the development of sloping agricultural land technology (SALT) in the Philippines for crop based agriculture and sustainable livestock production. 21 pages, illustrated
  4. Vanishing Land and Water is about soil and water management in arid lands. In the Sahelian region of Africa, as in many other arid regions, arable land is vanishing due to erosion and a decrease in available water. A group of artisans and villagers in one area of the Sahel are winnng the struggle...
  5. 20/01/2011 ECHO Agricultural Conference 2011 Publisher [United States] : ECHO, [2011] Media: DVD Summary: Speakers will share practical solutions to agricultural challenges, personal experiences and strategies for improving the lives of millions who daily face the threat of starvation. The event offers an...
  6. Ressource principale 01/01/1989 This Agrodok discusses green manuring and several other forms of soil improvement in the tropics. In particular, we shall pay attention to plants that can fix atmospheric nitrogen: the legumes. Due to this capacity these plants do not require nitrogen fertilization, which makes them very suitable...
  7. 01/01/2005 The objectives of this Agrodok is to emphasize the seriousness of the erosion problem, to give an insight into the causes and the course of the erosion process, by stating the factors which influence the mechanism of erosion and how these factors are linked up, to clarify the relation between...
  8. 01/01/1990 This IIED booklet draws conclusions on the relevance of development of small scale farmers' activities to restore soil and soil fertility in Hondurus.
  9. Being a brief yet balanced account on various aspects of agricultural terracing this book should be of considerable interest and use to everyone concerned with using the land and preventing its degradation. Its extensive readership may mostly comprise planners, policy makers, professional as well...
  10. Farmers in upland area throughout the world face similar problems. They generally cultivate feilds on moderately to severe sloping land with thin, easily eroded soils in areas where rainy season is short but intense.