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Roof rain water harvesting
technologies

Roof rain water harvesting [Afghanistan]

Stone masonry reservoir linked with roof rain water through a pipe scheme to provide safe drinking/low cost water supply in the remote areas.

  • Compiler: Aqila Haidery
Stone wall
technologies

Stone wall [Afghanistan]

Contour stone walls constructed on moderate to steep slopes to retain water and sediments and trap snow.

  • Compiler: Aqila Haidery
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
Contour Trench Bund
technologies

Contour Trench Bund [Afghanistan]

Contour trench bund applied on contour lines of moderate slope to trap run-off to improve infiltration and reduce flash floods.

  • Compiler: Aqila Haidery
Terraces with improved seed and fertilizer application
technologies

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
Kanda
technologies

Kanda [Afghanistan]

A traditional underground water tank carved out of rocks to collect rainfall and snow water and reduce evaporation losses.

  • Compiler: Aqila Haidery
Proclamation of the protected area in Albania_ Prespa National Park. Decision of the Council of Ministers No. 80, date 18.02.1999|
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Proclamation of the protected area in Albania_ Prespa … [Albania]

The best practice in the Prespa Park is considered the protection of the area from degradation. By proclaiming the area as national park ,logging has been banned , . the livestock have been changed in terms of the races of animals. People changed gradualy the livestock from goat to caw. …

  • Compiler: UNCCD PRAIS
Restoration of traditional pastoral management forums
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Restoration of traditional pastoral management forums [Angola]

The transhumance pastoral communities of Southern Angola traditionally held gatherings of chieftains and community leaders to discuss management of commonly held pastoral resources. However, the conflicts of the last century led to the breakdown in traditional governance and the majority of the traditional management systems were abandoned. The RETESA Project …

  • Compiler: Nicholas Euan Sharpe
Community supported pasture and rangeland rehabilitation works
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Community supported pasture and rangeland rehabilitation works [Angola]

Rehabilitation of rangelands involves selection of key pasture and fodder species, and their reintroduction into strategic areas through stakeholder participation. The technology is also supported by communal management plans, which were created to address the root causes of land degradation.

  • Compiler: Nicholas Euan Sharpe