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Hassan Ali, a Vetiver System farmer of Excellence - Vetiver System (Vetiver grass): Water and Soil Conservation

Hassan Ali, a Vetiver System farmer of Excellence - Vetiver System (Vetiver grass): Water and Soil Conservation

by Elise Pinners

5878 views - Submitted on Fri, 09/09/2016


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Hassan Ali, farmer in Ethiopia, showing his practice of contour hedgerows. The semi-permeable vegetative barriers benefit his crop not just by reducing runoff, keeping soil and moisture, but also by the nematode repelling impact of vetiver on his fruit trees. His annual crop yield increased by about 30%. Both also mention the benefit of repelling nematodes from fruit trees, bananas.


 
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