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Behind the Lines of Stone: The social impact of a soil and water conservation project in the Sahel

Behind the Lines of Stone: The social impact of a soil and water conservation project in the Sahel

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Published by Oxfam
In 1979 Oxfam (UK and Ireland) began to fund an experiment in soil and water conservation in the drought-prone Yatenga region of Burkina Faso. By 1992 the technique of building stone diguettes along contour lines had won international acclaim and many imitators; cereal yields had significantly increased, and natural vegetation was growing spontaneously again.
In 1979 Oxfam (UK and Ireland) began to fund an experiment in soil and water conservation in the drought-prone Yatenga region of Burkina Faso. By 1992 the technique of building stone diguettes along contour lines had won international acclaim and many imitators; cereal yields had significantly increased, and natural vegetation was growing spontaneously again.

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Published by: Oxfam on Apr 12, 2011
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02/08/2013

 
Behind the Lines of Stone
The Social Impact of a Soil and WaterConservation Project in the Sahel
Nicholas AtampugreOxfam
UK and Ireland
 
© Oxfam (UK and Ireland) 1993A catalogue record for this book is available from the British LibraryFront-cover photograph by Jeremy HartleyISBN 0 85598 257 8 (hardback)ISBN 0 85598 258 6 (paperback)Published by Oxfam (UK and Ireland)274 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7DZ(Oxfam is registered as a charity No. 202918)Designed and typeset by Oxfam Design Department NY285/PK/93Printed by Oxfam Print UnitTypeset in Melior 10/12ptCover PMS 172
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329Printed on environment-friendly paper
This book converted to digital file in 2010

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