admin | November 14, 2022
Zaï as they are known in Burkina Faso, or tassa in Niger, are wide and deep planting pits. They act as micro-catchments, capturing rainwater that flows over the soil surface. Especially when used together with manure and other sustainable land management practices, they can be used to rehabilitate degraded soils and grow crops. They have been very successful in West Africa during the last 25 years.
This seven-minute video from Access Agriculture is available in the following languages: Arabic, Ateso, Bambara, Chichewa/Nyanja, English, French, Fulfulde (Cameroon), Gourmantche, Hausa, Kanuri/Kanouri, Kinyarwanda / Kirundi, Mooré, Ngakarimojong/Karamojong, and Spanish.
To access the resource, go to: https://www.accessagriculture.org/slm06-zai-planting-pits