Approaches

Cultivation of Bamboo to Prevent Soil Erosion [Lao People's Democratic Republic]

ເຕັກນິກການປູກໄມ້ໄຜ່ ເພື່ອປ້ອງກັນດິນເຈື່ອນ

technologies_2251 - Lao People's Democratic Republic

Completeness: 25%

1. General information

1.2 Contact details of resource persons and institutions involved in the assessment and documentation of the Approach

Name of project which facilitated the documentation/ evaluation of the Approach (if relevant)
Scaling-up SLM practices by smallholder farmers (IFAD)
Name of the institution(s) which facilitated the documentation/ evaluation of the Approach (if relevant)
National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) - Lao People's Democratic Republic

1.3 Conditions regarding the use of data documented through WOCAT

When were the data compiled (in the field)?

16/05/2017

The compiler and key resource person(s) accept the conditions regarding the use of data documented through WOCAT:

Yes

2. Description of the SLM Approach

2.3 Photos of the Approach

2.5 Country/ region/ locations where the Approach has been applied

Country:

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Region/ State/ Province:

Phouvong District, Attapue Province

Further specification of location:

Vangnhang Vaillage

6. Impact analysis and concluding statements

6.4 Strengths/ advantages of the Approach

Strengths/ advantages/ opportunities in the land user’s view
Helps to protect the soil from erosion
The bamboo shoots can be consumed as well as sold, and the bamboo culms can also be sold for the manufacture of handicrafts
Enhances the micro-organisms habitat living in Rhizoshere (high biological activity and high nutrient availability) of the roots system
Strengths/ advantages/ opportunities in the compiler’s or other key resource person’s view
Bamboo has a considerable number of roots which help to effectively bind the soil

6.5 Weaknesses/ disadvantages of the Approach and ways of overcoming them

Weaknesses/ disadvantages/ risks in the land user’s view How can they be overcome?
Once the bamboo expands and grows into clumps it becomes the habitat of mosquitoes and snakes thus weeding is required;
the falling leaves in water decay and deteriorate water quality, thus it is recommended to trip old branches before its leaves fall down into streams.

7. References and links

7.1 Methods/ sources of information

  • field visits, field surveys

1 place

  • interviews with land users

1 person

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