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close this bookRelated Agroforestry Livelihood (IIRR, 1992, 30 p.)
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View the documentWorkshop to revise the agroforestry technology information kit (ATIK)
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close this folderMedicinal uses of upland vegetation (including plant essences)
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close this folderBio-intensive gardening with agroforestry
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View the documentMini-pond for water-limited areas
close this folderSmall water-impounding technologies
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View the documentStructures for diverting surface water for irrigation purposes
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Small water-impounding refers to structures using readily available materials for the storage and/or diversion of surface water (running water from springs, creeks, streams or rivers) either for the purpose of irrigation or for domestic use. These structures are generally characterized as simple, easy-to-build and maintain, inexpensive and using readily available materials. However, they are less efficient and need to be maintained frequently compared to more permanent structures.