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Demi Lune
technologies

Demi Lune [Benin]

La technique de demi-lune a pour objectif d’augmenter le stock et l’infiltration d’eau dans le sol, de récupérer et de restaurer la fertilité des sols encroûtés pour l’utilisation agronomique et agroforestière. Elle consiste à réaliser à la couronne des arbres des digues, monticules arqués. Ce monticule peut être délimitée à …

  • Compiler: Gatien AGBOKOUN CHRISTOPHE
Improved Dairy Shed
technologies

Improved Dairy Shed [Bhutan]

An improved dairy shed in Bhutan is characterized by concrete floors, cement pillars and troughs, enough sunlight and ventilation, adequate water, ample space for cattle movement, as well as urine and dung collection gutters and a farmyard manure collection area.

  • Compiler: Tshering Yangzom
Improved Dairy Shed
technologies

Improved Dairy Shed [Bhutan]

An improved dairy shed in Bhutan is characterized by concrete floors, cement pillars and troughs, enough sunlight and ventilation, adequate water, ample space for cattle movement, as well as urine and dung collection gutters and a farmyard manure collection area.

  • Compiler: Tshering Yangzom
Sexed semen technology
technologies

Sexed semen technology [Bhutan]

Sexed semen technology produces gender-selected semen for artificially insemination of dairy cows. It ensures a higher proportion of female calves (more than 90%) which will ultimately contribute to the enhancement of milk production in the herd.

  • Compiler: ONGPO LEPCHA
Water Source Protection
technologies

Water Source Protection [Bhutan]

Water source protection involves protecting lakes, rivers, springs, or man-made reservoirs to avoid water pollution and damage by livestock and wild animals. In the past, the emphasis was on fencing and improving vegetation cover at the discharge point itself, but a recent focus is on groundwater recharge areas.

  • Compiler: ONGPO LEPCHA
Biogas plant
technologies

Biogas plant [Bhutan]

Biogas is a renewable fuel generated through the anaerobic digestion of organic matter like food or animal waste, typically within a biogas plant. The biogas plant is adapted to household conditions and animal waste production. While this technology benefits small-scale farmers, challenges include the cost of establishment and the need …

  • Compiler: ONGPO LEPCHA
Contour Grass Hedgerows on Steep Slopes
technologies

Contour Grass Hedgerows on Steep Slopes [Bhutan]

Contour hedgerows are a soil and water conservation technology that involve planting of Napier grass cuttings along contour lines on the slope at a horizontal distance of 6 m. The area between the contour hedgerows is used for crop cultivation.

  • Compiler: ONGPO LEPCHA
Managed Burning of Rangeland
technologies

Managed Burning of Rangeland [Bhutan]

Burning of rangeland (“tsamdro”) is a traditional management practice adopted by highlanders to control unpalatable grass and shrub species. This helps them produce adequate fodder for their yaks, cattle, horses, and sheep by creating a favorable environment for palatable grasses.

  • Compiler: ONGPO LEPCHA
Protected Agriculture for High Value Crops
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Protected Agriculture for High Value Crops [Bhutan]

Protected agriculture (controlled environment agriculture) is the use of technology to modify the growing environment for crops to extend the growing period and increase yields. It can include greenhouses, shade nets or polytunnels. This technology is moderately expensive therefore it is used only for the cultivation of high-value crops and …

  • Compiler: Nima Dolma Tamang