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Sustainability of farming terraces

Sustainability of farming terraces

Tropenlandwirt 99(2): 205-215

Constructing terraces has become a popular soil conservation measure within soil and water conservation programmes, especially in projects funded by foreign aid, but in many instances it has been observed that the terrace technology is rarely adopted by land users after project funds dry up. This paper briefly describes the functions and components of terrace systems as well as the conditions and limitations of their construction.

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