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Use of Dummy Tigers to Repel Wild Animals
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Use of Dummy Tigers to Repel Wild Animals [Bhutan]

Dummy tigers are used to scare off crop predators. This can be considered a SLM technology because it protects the crops from wild animals which in turn prevents erosion (both soil and water), adds nitrogen to the soil (i.e., by leguminous crops), and helps in nutrient cycling. Furthermore, time is …

  • Compiler: Tshering Yangzom
Plastic mulching for cash crops
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Plastic mulching for cash crops [Bhutan]

Plastic mulching comprises thin plastic sheets laid out on raised soil surfaces around plants to help conserve soil moisture, prevent water and wind erosion, control weeds, and regulate soil temperature. It is used in agriculture to increase crop yields. However, there are environmental concerns about soil contamination and waste disposal.

  • Compiler: Tshering Yangzom
Climate Resilient Irrigation Scheme
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Climate Resilient Irrigation Scheme [Bhutan]

A climate-resilient irrigation scheme is one that aims to successfully cope with and manage the impacts of climate change while preventing those impacts on the scheme from growing worse. The pipes are retrofitted with new and climate-resilient technology. Such a climate-proof irrigation system is designed to better withstand extreme weather …

  • Compiler: Tshering Yangzom
Vegetable Intercropping in Apple Orchards
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Vegetable Intercropping in Apple Orchards [Bhutan]

Vegetables are intercropped between fruit-bearing trees in orchards. This maximizes land utilization, increases agrobiodiversity, and optimizes agricultural productivity.

  • Compiler: Tshering Yangzom
Lake Revival:  Towards Environmental Conservation
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Lake Revival: Towards Environmental Conservation [Bhutan]

The lake conservation initiative at Tali was conceived with the vision of protecting the lake and transforming the surrounding area into a community eco-tourism hub. The initiative is a testament to how science and spirituality, and culture and the environment can coexist and benefit from one another.

  • Compiler: Tshering Yangzom
Cane and Bamboo Plantation to Sustain Raw Materials
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Cane and Bamboo Plantation to Sustain Raw Materials [Bhutan]

Cane and bamboo plantations are managed by land users and indigenous communities to sustain these valuable raw materials for making handicraft items. Tsharzo (bamboo craft), is one of the main sources of income for land users. Tsharzo makes use of cane and bamboo to weave products such as backpacks, baskets …

  • Compiler: Tshering Yangzom
Securing Food Through Electric Fencing
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Securing Food Through Electric Fencing [Bhutan]

The Electric Fencing System in Bhutan serves as a non-lethal approach to safeguarding crops from wild animals, aligning with the principles of Gross National Happiness (GNH). GNH emphasizes values such as compassion, non-killing, and harmonious coexistence with nature and its elements.

  • Compiler: Nima Dolma Tamang
Low-Cost Plastic-Lined Water Harvesting Pond
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Low-Cost Plastic-Lined Water Harvesting Pond [Bhutan]

Low-cost plastic-lined water harvesting ponds collect and store rain and overland flow water for agricultural and domestic purposes in the dry season. They are both economic and efficient.

  • Compiler: Nima Dolma Tamang
Citrus Canopy Management and Rehabilitation Program
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Citrus Canopy Management and Rehabilitation Program [Bhutan]

Citrus canopy management refers to the set of practices and techniques employed to optimize the growth, health, and productivity of citrus trees by manipulating the structure and density of their canopy. Effective canopy management is crucial for achieving desirable outcomes in citrus cultivation, such as improved fruit quality, increased yields, …

  • Compiler: Nima Dolma Tamang