Rejuvenated landscape, rejuvenated lives (Farming Matters)

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http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/from-desertification-to-vibrant-communities/kaluchi-thakarwadi-rejuvenated-landscape-rejuvenated-lives

Kaluchi Thakarwadi is a small, remote settlement in the district of Ahmednagar, in Maharashtra, in the semi-arid zone in the rain shadow of India’s western mountains. Rainfall is unreliable, so there is chronic water scarcity, with recurring shortages of food and fodder. Six years ago a broad watershed management programme was established, which has already had an enormous impact: a transformation from desert to a replenished watershed.

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Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.