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Terracing in Watershed
technologies

Terracing in Watershed [Afghanistan]

Reshaping unproductive land into a series of levelled, gently-sloping platforms creates conditions suitable for cultivation and prevents accelerated erosion.

  • Compiler: Aqila Haidery
Keyhole  Garden
technologies

Keyhole Garden [Afghanistan]

Keyhole garden farming offers farmers the opportunity to increase production while decreasing garden area.

  • Compiler: Aqila Haidery
Contour Tied Trench
technologies

Contour Tied Trench [Afghanistan]

Trenches with soil bunds constructed in a tied manner along contour lines to trap surface runoff and sediments from degraded uplands

  • Compiler: Aqila Haidery
Terraces with improved seed and fertilizer application
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Terraces with improved seed and fertilizer application [Afghanistan]

Terraces are established on mountain slopes used mainly for cropping wheat, with the purpose of soil protection from erosion, preserving runoff, sediments and nutrients on-site. Improved seeds and fertilizer are applied on the terraces for increasing crop yield, but also vegetation cover and biomass production, and thus prevent further land ...

  • Compiler: Roziya Kirgizbekova
Establishment of improved orchards and vineyards
technologies

Establishment of improved orchards and vineyards [Afghanistan]

Local and new varieties of fruits are planted on degraded land in accordance with improved management practices. The established orchards and vineyards serve double purpose of soil protection and income generation for the rural households. The alfalfa under the trees supports tree growth and is used for livestock fodder.

  • Compiler: Bettina Wolfgramm
Riverbank stabilization
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Riverbank stabilization [Afghanistan]

A low cost and an easy activity for protecting agricultural lands, gardens and public infrastructure from the damages of flash flood.

  • Compiler: Aqila Haidery