Indigenous soil and water conservation in Southern Zimbabwe
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Indigenous soil and water conservation in Southern Zimbabwe a study on techniques, historical changes and recent developments under participatory research and extension by J. Hagmann

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Published by Drylands Programme, International Institute for Environment and Development in London, UK .
Written in English


  • Soil conservation -- Zimbabwe.,
  • Water conservation -- Zimbabwe.

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Edition Notes

StatementJ. Hagmann and K. Murwira.
SeriesDryland Programme issue paper -- paper no. 63, Issue paper (Drylands Programme) -- no. 63.
ContributionsMurwira, K., Drylands Programme., International Institute for Environment and Development.
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 24 p. :
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22278997M

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Indigenous Soil and Water Conservation: A Review of the State of Knowledge and Prospects for Building on Traditions Article (PDF Available) in Land Degradation and Development 5(4) - Indigenous soil and water conservation: A review of the state of knowledge and prospects for building on traditions W. R. S. Critchley Centre for Development Cooperation Services, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan , HV Amsterdam, The NetherlandsCited by: Book Description. Indigenous soil and water conservation practices are rarely acknowledged in the design of conventional development projects. Instead, the history of soil and water conservation in Africa has been one of imposing external solutions without regard for local practice. This paper briefly reviews the indigenous soil conservation tillage systems and discusses the risks of animal traction on land degradation. It also looks at the challenges of soil conservation in the region. 2. Tillage systems and land husbandry Tillage and land .

1. Sustaining the soil: indigenous soil and water conservation in Africa 1 Ian Scoones, Chris Reij and Camilla Toulmin 2. Making the most of local knowledge: water harvesting in the Red Sea Hills of Northern Sudan 28 Mohamed Osman El Sammani and Sayed Mohamed Ahmed Dabloub 3. Drought and the need to change: the expansion of water. construction of conservation works and an indiscriminate use of food-for-work. Rather than importing soil and water conservation strategies, we must rely more on ndigenous SWC i techniques: " although many indigenous farming systems in the region are now under severe pressure or are disintegrating into environmental abuse, they are usually grounded. Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Environmental Management: A Case Study of Zaka District, Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe Joshua Risiro Lecturer, Department of Curriculum Studies, Great Zimbabwe University, Masvingo, Zimbabwe Email: [email protected] Doreen, T. Tshuma. on environment protection. One technology option for promoting soil fertility and water management has been the conservation of soil water, nutrients, and farm power using a variant of conservation agriculture techniques. In Zimbabwe, conservation agriculture (CA) and conservation farming (CF) have been clearly differentiated.

1st Edition Published on September 1, by Routledge Indigenous soil and water conservation practices are rarely acknowledged in the design of conventional d. development of a workable soil and water conservation strategy for the future" (Reij et al, a). Partly as a reaction to the disappointing results of integrated rural development programmes (IRDP's) with their strong emphasis on "transfer of technology", the 's have seen a growing awareness of the importance of indigenous environmental knowledge (Richards, ), farmer. The purpose of this study was to explore the measures that have been employed by the Tonga people of southern Zambia to sustain their local biophysical environment. The research focussed on investigating the strategies which they use to conserve the soil, water, . Indigenous conservation tillage systems ICT systems are prevalent in areas with water-deficit conditions and in semi-arid zones where the hand-hoe is the main tillage tool backed-up by measures which improve soil-water-fertility conservation for crop production. Kenya The ICT techniques described below are the most.