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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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978-0-85598-258-4

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