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  • Modifying Land Management in Order to Improve Efficiency of Rainwater Use in the African Highlands

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    According to this study, a range of land management practices is available to help improve green water use efficiency. These practises can be classified according to their function. Hedgerow barriers and terraces can mitigate runoff; infiltration rates below hedgerows in Kenya were found to be three to eight times higher than where the crop was grown. Mulch that triggers soil fauna can improve water availability; mulching with straw from a local perennial grass in Burkina Faso doubled the water use efficiency from 1 kg mm-1 without fauna to 2 kg mm-1 with fauna.

  • Barreras Vivas para Produccion de Granos Basicos en Zonas de Laderas de America Central

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    Agriculture and water resources are two strategic sectors vulnerable to climate change and climate variability in Central America. The integration of soil and water conservation (SWC) techniques into small-scale hillside farming systems has been considered in recent strategies of adaptation. Several SWC techniques have been adopted by small-scale hillside farmers. The most frequently adopted techniques are those involving biomass management. Crop residue management, no-slash-and-burn and living hedgerows of several plant species are some examples.

  • Institut de recherche pour le développement

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    France
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    IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (Research Institute for Development) - is a research organization based in France that is working with its partners in the South to address international development issues. Improving health, understanding social changes, and protecting the environment are the main pillars of its work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). IRD work includes interdisciplinary scientific research, capacity building and nurturing innovation in more than fifty countries worldwide. 

  • GWCC INTERIVAL ZT GmbH

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    Austria
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    Network Member

    GWCC INTERIVAL ZT GmbH (GWCC) is a consulting company based in Vienna (part of the Austrian Consulting Group ROHRHOFER & Partner). GWCC has a long experience (since 1984) in the fields of Infrastructure Development, Management, Institutional Strengthening in the field of Water, Waste Water and Waste Management in Austria, CEE,CIS, FUS countries. Climate related projects are mainly conducted in various regions of Austria,e.g.flood risk mapping & planning of flood mitigation measures.  

  • Agroforestry in the Tropics

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    Agroforestry in the Tropics
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    Agroforestry is a broad term for land-use systems where woody perennials such as trees, shrubs or bamboos are grown and used in fields and farming landscapes. This can be carried out at the same time as in intercropping systems where trees and crops are grown together, or at different times such as in rotational practices. This booklet describes ways in which crops and trees can be grown together in an attempt to increase productivity and diversity whilst ensuring sustainability.