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Aloe Vera Living Barriers

Aloe Vera Living Barriers [Cape Verde]

It is a technique which uses the structure of a cross-slope barrier of Aloe vera to combat soil erosion by decreasing surface wash and increasing infiltration.

  • Compiler: Jacques Tavares

Afforestation [Cape Verde]

Afforestation is one of the key technologies to address the fragility of ecosystems: it provides better protection against erosion and makes better use of rainfall in order to maintain the sustainability of agricultural systems.

  • Compiler: Jacques Tavares
Barreiras Vivas de Leucaena

Barreiras Vivas de Leucaena [Cape Verde]

Vegetative measure based on the planting of the bush, Leucaena leucocephala, on line along the level curves in the steep slopes

  • Compiler: Jacques Tavares
Longan, Plum interplanting

Longan, Plum interplanting [China]

Interplanting plum, peach in the Longan orchard to conserve soil and water and improve soil fertility.

  • Compiler: zhangsheng LIU
Small Watershed Comprehensive Development

Small Watershed Comprehensive Development [China]

Controlling a small watershed comprehensively with structural, vegetative, management, and agronomic measures based on harvesting area of ground water and underground water, to improve the production and conservation of land.

  • Compiler: Jun XIA
Orchard terraces with bahia grass cover

Orchard terraces with bahia grass cover [China]

Rehabilitation of degraded hillsides through the establishment of fruit trees on slope-separated orchard terraces, with bahia grass planted as protective groundcover.

  • Compiler: Zhanguo Bai
Sustainable traditional native bee (Melipona favosa) keeping

Sustainable traditional native bee (Melipona favosa) keeping [Colombia]

Native stingless bee keeping (Melipona favosa) protects bees and plants found in forest and savannah ecosystems to produce honey. In contrast to current destructive wild bee honey harvesting, members of the Abril family keep the traditional practice of capturing/rescuing wild nests, and adapt them so that honey can be extracted ...

  • Compiler: Beatriz Ramirez