The Agrodok “Water harvesting and soil moisture retention” has been written for agricultural extension workers who work with farmers in (semi) arid areas where rainfall is infrequent but intense and surface run-off heavy. As a result water shortages, eroded soils and low yields are major problems. The authors – Antoinette Kom, Rob de Neef and Tom van de Veen describe how this rainwater can be harvested and the techniques that can be used to stimulate infiltration, reduce evaporation and encourage better soil moisture retention. Farmers working in sub-humid zones can also benefit from the soil moisture conservation techniques described. The handbook has many clear and practical illustrations.
Sample: Water Harvesting
No. of pages: 95