Contour bunding preserves soils and boosts farmers' incomes by 20% in Mali

Jayashree, B. (2018) Contour bunding preserves soils and boosts farmers' incomes by 20% in Mali. Appropriate Technology, 45 (2). pp. 24-26. ISSN 1751-6900

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Abstract

A simple innovation can go a long way to help lives and livelihood of farmers in the drylands. A team of scientists from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Mali have found that 'contour bunding',a technique that helps retain moisture and nutrients while preventing soil erosion also brings as much as 20% increase in net income

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Strategic Marketing and Communication
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE)
Uncontrolled Keywords: livelihood, farmers, drylands, Mali, contour bunding, nutrients, moisture, soil erosion, contour bunds, Africa, soils
Subjects: Others > Drylands Agriculture
Others > Soil Science
Others > African Agriculture
Others > Mali
Others > Drylands
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2018 08:14
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2019 10:02
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/10839
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