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Title: Stone bunds for soil conservation in the northern Ethiopian highlands: Impacts on soil fertility and crop yield
Authors: Vancampenhout, Karen ×
Nyssen, Jan
Gebremichael, Desta
Deckers, Jozef A.
Poesen, Jean
Haile, Mitiku
Moeyersons, Jan #
Issue Date: Nov-2006
Publisher: Elsevier Scientific Pub. Co.
Series Title: Soil & Tillage Research vol:90 issue:1-2 pages:1-15
Abstract: In the Ethiopian highlands, large-scale stone bund building programs are implemented to curb severe soil erosion. Development of soil fertility gradients is often mentioned as the major drawback of stone bund implementation, as it would result in a dramatic lowering of crop yield. Therefore, the objectives of this study are to assess soil fertility gradients on progressive terraces and their influence on crop yield, in order to evaluate the long-term sustainability of stone bunds in the Ethiopian Highlands.
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ISSN: 0167-1987
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division Soil and Water Management
Division of Geography & Tourism
Bioengineering Technology TC, Technology Campus Geel
Technologiecluster Bioengineering Technologie
× corresponding author
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