Orchard-based Agroforestry (intercropping)
The technology involves intercropping wheat in an existing apricot orchard by integrating different resources. Along the trees aligned on a contour, a three metre wide grass strip is left uncultivated to control runoff, and to protect the ground from splash erosion. Spacing between rows allows unhindered farm operations.
Land use type
Type of land degradation addressed
Chemical soil deterioration
Soil erosion by water