Solving global issues with technology: Names example; Fixing land degradation

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  • Solving global issues with technology: Names example; Fixing land degradation
    • Increasing organic content in the soil by adding manure and crop wastes to improve structure and drainage
    • Leaving land fallow allows soil to recover
    • Crop rotations balance out the nutrient budget and prevents pest taking long term hold
    • Planting shelterbelts- prevents soil being washed or blown away
    • Alley- cropping alternates crops with trees and bushes providing shade and reducing water loss by evaporation
    • Magic stones- used to slow runoff and prevent soil erosion

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