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Demi Lune
technologies

Demi Lune [Benin]

La technique de demi-lune a pour objectif d’augmenter le stock et l’infiltration d’eau dans le sol, de récupérer et de restaurer la fertilité des sols encroûtés pour l’utilisation agronomique et agroforestière. Pour ce faire, il s’agit de réaliser à la couronne des arbres des digues, monticules arqués. Ce monticule peut …

  • Compiler: Gatien AGBOKOUN CHRISTOPHE
Mechanical Bench Terracing
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Mechanical Bench Terracing [Bhutan]

Soil erosion by water is one of the major problems in hilly or mountainous countries like Bhutan. In such areas, effective erosion control measures are required to reduce the slope gradient and minimize surface runoff. Among many SLM interventions, mechanical bench terracing is one of the most widely promoted and …

  • Compiler: ONGPO LEPCHA
Biogas plant
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Biogas plant [Bhutan]

Biogas is a renewable fuel generated through the anaerobic digestion of organic matter like food or animal waste, typically within a biogas plant. The biogas plant is adapted to household conditions and animal waste production. While this technology benefits small-scale farmers, challenges include the cost of establishment and the need …

  • Compiler: ONGPO LEPCHA
Stall-Feeding of Dairy Cows
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Stall-Feeding of Dairy Cows [Bhutan]

Stall-feeding is an improved cattle production system, which is increasingly being adopted with a growing population of high yielding exotic dairy breeds. Thus, most improved dairy cattle in Nepal are being reared under confinement with limited access to grazing, as it allows for easy and optimal supplementation of fodder.

  • Compiler: Karma Wangdi
Traditional Soil Fertility Management through FYM Application
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Traditional Soil Fertility Management through FYM Application [Bhutan]

Traditional soil fertility management refers to the practice of improving and maintaining soil fertility using organic amendments, specifically farmyard manure (FYM). Other organic materials and crop residues can be effectively utilized through process of decomposition, fermentation and pyrolysis to produce compost, bokashi and biochar respectively.

  • Compiler: Karma Wangdi
Springshed Revival through Trenches and Checkdams
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Springshed Revival through Trenches and Checkdams [Bhutan]

Springshed revival through trenches and check dams is associated with a nature-based solution approach to reviving more than 20 springsheds. These were widened with the occasional construction of check dams to prevent rill erosion from the newly revived spring waters.

  • Compiler: Karma Wangdi
Terrace Consolidation by Machine
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Terrace Consolidation by Machine [Bhutan]

Terrace consolidation is the merging of existing narrow bench terraces into larger terraces to enable farm mechanization, commercial farming and crop intensification. This technology is promoted as the existing terraces are generally narrow and this limits efficient operation and utilization of land and other resources.

  • Compiler: Karma Wangdi
Leaf Litter Collection for FYM Production
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Leaf Litter Collection for FYM Production [Bhutan]

Leaf litter collection is the practice of collecting leaf litter from a designated forest area called sokshing and using it as bedding material for cattle. It then forms a constituent of farmyard manure which is applied to farmland.

  • Compiler: Karma Wangdi
Vermicomposting
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Vermicomposting [Bhutan]

Vermicomposting is the practice of composting organic waste products with the aid of various types of worms. These worms aid the decomposition of organic materials, including kitchen leftovers and yard trash, resulting in the production of compost that is abundant in nutrients.

  • Compiler: Karma Wangdi