Soil conservation techniques for hillside farms: Traditional Honduran hill side farming techniques and resulting problems

Soil conservation techniques for hillside farms: Traditional Honduran hill side farming techniques and resulting problems

Soil conservation techniques for hillside farms: Traditional Honduran hill side farming techniques and resulting problems

Soil conservation techniques for hillside farms: Traditional Honduran hill side farming techniques and resulting problems

Similar to a sieve, the willows allow water to flow through but trap the sediment back. Within a year, these structures can trap up to 10cm of sediment. Over time, this increases as the willows become more established and more sediment can be kept back. After 20 to 30 years, the vegetation will have complete cover and sediment erosion is almost completely stopped.

Similar to a sieve, the willows allow water to flow through but trap the sediment back. Within a year, these structures can trap up to 10cm of sediment. Over time, this increases as the willows become more established and more sediment can be kept back. After 20 to 30 years, the vegetation will have complete cover and sediment erosion is almost completely stopped.

A graphic depicting the traits that make one soil healthy and another unproductive.

Building a Drought-Proof Farm (Op-Ed)

A graphic depicting the traits that make one soil healthy and another unproductive.

Soil conservation techniques for hillside farms: Traditional Honduran hill side farming techniques and resulting problems

Soil conservation techniques for hillside farms: Traditional Honduran hill side farming techniques and resulting problems

Soil conservation techniques for hillside farms: Traditional Honduran hill side farming techniques and resulting problems

Soil conservation techniques for hillside farms: Traditional Honduran hill side farming techniques and resulting problems

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