These kinds of soil restoration efforts should be spreading around the world
Ethiopian farmers made a desert bloom again
All of these methods had the same goal: Slow down the water. So, for instance, the farmers built check dams across gullies to stop the headlong flow, catch the eroding earth, and create a pool that would percolate into the ground.
The results were astounding. As you can see in this video (shot by Henry Tenenbaum and produced by Georgina Smith at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture), farmers and researchers have transformed dust bowls into productive green valleys.
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