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Area closure

Area closure [Ethiopia]

Closure of degraded land is made on land that has lost vegetation cover, has low soil fertility . To speed up the regeneration process applying some SWC activities and enrichment plantation will be necessary.

  • Compiler: Unknown User
Check dam ponds

Check dam ponds [Ethiopia]

It is a raised wall constructed across a stream/gully using stone, concrete and/or gabion for dual purpose, namely, to pond/store the stream flow behind it for irrigation purpose while at the same time reducing the runoff velocity and enhancing gully rehabilitation.

  • Compiler: Eyasu Yazew
Closed Area Management in Abagerima Learning Watershed

Closed Area Management in Abagerima Learning Watershed [Ethiopia]

Closed area management is an area within a watershed into which human and livestock access is limited, and the area is left for natural recovery of vegetation and soil. Management relates to activities by the community to ensure such protection and to support regeneration, such as constructing drainage and retention ...

  • Compiler: Melese Bililign
Stone faced trench

Stone faced trench [Ethiopia]

Construction of stones walls along the contour with trenches on the upper side of the structure while the upper part of the structure filled with soil and compacted.

  • Compiler: Unknown User
Area closure on degraded lands

Area closure on degraded lands [Ethiopia]

Area closure on degraded lands is a land management practice used to rehabilitate and conserve the natural resource bases, and enhance its natural regeneration and restoring capacity and productive functions by excluding animal and human interferences through community consultation and collective actions.

  • Compiler: Gizaw Desta Gessesse
Area closure for rehabilitation

Area closure for rehabilitation [Ethiopia]

Enclosing and protecting an area of degraded land from human use and animal interference, to permit natural rehabilitation, enhanced by additional vegetative and structural conservation measures.

  • Compiler: Daniel Danano