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Integrated runoff water management

The technology is a system of integrated runoff water and drainage management that allows cultivation in a swampy valley bottom. The system divides the land into raised beds which are separated by furrows, acting as drainage channels. The furrows can also distribute runoff water from upslope to the valley bottom if required.

Crops can be grown on reclaimed land and concentrated runoff can be controlled. Through a flexible method of drainage/water harvesting, a suitable moisture conditions for growth can be established. Maintenance involves clearing inlets, channels and removing vegetation, using common household hand tools such as spades and hoes.

Land use type
Technology group
Soil erosion control
Type of land degradation addressed
Soil erosion by water
Integrated runoff water management