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[06-Systems] Land Design

Contour Stone Lines slow down runoff, increase water infiltration, and sediment is captured behind…

Contour Stone Lines slow down runoff, increase water infiltration, and sediment is captured behind these semi-permeable barriers, improving production. A perennial grass can supplement the lines where stone is scarce. Suited to low slopes, high runoff and hand labour. This technique is readily adopted by resource-poor farmers and can lead to a harvest even in years with low and erratic rainfall.

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