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Food security: Using sloping agricultural land technology in Myanmar

A case study about combatting severe soil erosion to increase crop yields and income

2007 Available in English

In the early 1970s, in response to poor yields caused by severe soil erosion on hillside farms in the Philippines, as system called sloping agricultural land technology (SALT) was developed.

This short case study explains how a Tearfund partner worked with a farmer to establish a SALT farm in Mon state , resulting in extended cropping patterns and increased income each year. The farmer has now become an extension agent, sharing his knowledge and experiences with other local farmers.

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