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Protection of water resources
technologies

Protection of water resources [Haiti]

The protection of water resources is essential for the supply of drinking water in the rural zones of Haiti, by enabling to preserve the water quality and facilitate the recharge of the resource. Organizing the actors related to the water resource and to the economic, environmental and communal challenges is ...

  • Compiler: Antoine Kocher
Progressive bench terraces formed by a vetiver hedge system and trees
technologies

Progressive bench terraces formed by a vetiver hedge ... [Haiti]

Progressive terracing technology is established through successive deposits of sediments behind (upstream) any anti-erosional structure, in this case contour strips of vetiver grass (vetiveria zizanioides). To better stabilize the slopes in the long-term, trees are planted downstream of the vetiver hedges.

  • Compiler: Joana Eichenberger
Agro-silvo-pastoralisme on north facing slopes
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Agro-silvo-pastoralisme on north facing slopes [Haiti]

Agroforestry is a way of incorporating agricultural land combining trees and crops and / or livestock. The technology increases and diversifies production, generating social, economic and environmental benefits. In addition, planted around houses, trees offer hurricane protection.

  • Compiler: Joana Eichenberger
Agroforestry homegardens
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Agroforestry homegardens [Haiti]

Agroforestry is a way of incorporating agricultural land with trees, crops and / or livestock. The technology increases and diversifies production, generating social, economic and environmental benefits. In addition, planted around houses, trees offer protection against hurricanes.

  • Compiler: Joana Eichenberger
Traitement des ravines
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Traitement des ravines [Haiti]

Le traitement des ravines vise à réduire l'érosion et à éviter la propagation des ravines, à l'aide de divers procédés tels que la végétalisation, les haies vives ou les seuils en pierres sèches, qui diminuent l'énergie des eaux de ruissellement dans les ravines.

  • Compiler: Antoine Kocher
Community protection of microbasins through reforestation
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Community protection of microbasins through reforestation [Honduras]

Microbasins providing drinking water to many communities frequently suffer from deforestation and are used as grazing areas, for coffee production areas or for other types of crops. As a whole, communities choose to protect microbasins and ensure reforestation resorting to legal protection, thus ensuring the quantity and quality of their ...

  • Compiler: Helen Gambon
Forest catchment treatment
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Forest catchment treatment [India]

Catchment treatment of degraded forest land including social fencing, infiltration trenches and enrichment planting with trees and grasses for production and dam protection.

  • Compiler: Chetan Kumar