Soil conservation with stone barriers

    | September 6, 2010

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    The farmers in this week’s story on soil health used stones and grass to conserve their soils. They found that stone barriers, together with trees, helped to slow soil erosion and improve their yields.

    This week’s script, from Burkina Faso, covers the same topic. It is a mini-drama based on actual interviews. It describes how a community decided to use stones to stop the rain washing their soils away. Farmers discuss how difficult the work was at the beginning, but how they came together and worked hard to complete the stone barriers. Over half the farmers in the community now have stone barriers on their sloping land. Read the script here.