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Soil conservation activities in Tanzania under small farmers' conditions.

Pictures from work for Kilimo/FAO Plant Nutrition Programme 1988-1995

contours_01.jpg|Contour making|Contours are constructed to prevent soil erosion in Katesh, Tanzania contours_02.jpg|Contours with Elephant grass|Contours are planted with Elephant grass strengthen the contours and provide animal fodder for zero grazing, Katesh, Tanzania contours_03.jpg|Contours with Elephant grass|Contours are planted with Elephant grass strengthen the contours and provide animal fodder for zero grazing, Katesh, Tanzania contours_04.jpg|Contours with Elephant grass|Elephant grass is cut for zero grazing, Katesh, Tanzania contours_05.jpg|Contours with Elephant grass|Maize is ready for harvesting, elephant grass still producing fodder for zero grazing, Katesh, Tanzania contours_06.jpg|Contours with Elephant grass|Maize pigeon pea intercrop with elephant grass contours, Endabeg, Tanzania contours_07.jpg|Contours with Leucaena|Leucaena leucocephala and Elephant grass contours, Gongali, Tanzania contours_08.jpg|Contours with Leucaena|Leucaena leucocephala and Elephant grass contours, Gongali, Tanzania contours_09.jpg|Contours with Elephant grass|Maize pigeon pea intercrop with elephant grass contours, Endabeg, Tanzania erosion_01.jpg|Erosion gully|Erosion gully is eating away at the farm land, Gongali, Karatu, Tanzania erosion_02.jpg|Erosion eating farm land|Erosion gullies are eating away at the farm land, Kondoa, Tanzania erosion_03.jpg|Erosion gully|Erosion gully 100m wide, Gongali, Karatu, Tanzania erosion_xxl.jpg|Erosion XXL|Erosion caused by overgrazing, Kondoa, Tanzania pit_cultivation_01.jpg|Pit Cultivation Mbinga|Effective erosion control by pit cultivation. Land cultivation is done by hand hoe. Maize and beans are planted on the pit ridges in Mbinga, Tanzania pit_cultivation_02.jpg|Pit Cultivation Mbinga|Effective erosion control by pit cultivation. Land cultivation is done by hand hoe, beans are planted on the pit ridges, Mbinga, Tanzania