Tomorrow will be the start of the e-seminar on "Rehabilitation of degraded
wastelands through vegetative measures". The discussion with Mr. Sahibzada
Irfanullah will be conducted in http://www.iobbnet.org/drupal/node/view/938
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Internet Seminar on 09-29 Oct 2006 on
"Rehabilitation of degraded wastelands through vegetative measures"
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>by Mr. Sahibzada Irfanullah (Natural Resource Management Coordinator,
> Farm Forestry Support Project, Pakistan).
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>The Farm Forestry Support Project of the Intercooperation and SDC is
>working in southern dry belt of North West Frontier Province of
>Pakistan to promote innovative farm forestry practices for the
>benefit of rural poor farmers. As one of its endeavors, the project
>initiated rehabilitation work in extreme dry region of Karak
>using the silvo-pastoral system to increase productivity
>of the area with minimum cost. The system included plantation and
>sowing of fast growing multipurpose trees, shrubs and grasses
>simultaneously. To overcome the shortage of water, rain water
>harvesting techniques were implied to ensure maximum availability
>of water for plant growth. The activity was carried out with full
>participation of civil society organizations and farmers associations.
>The results after two years showed a profuse plant growth in terms of
>grasses and shrubs that were being utilized by the owning farmers for
>fodder and fuel wood purposes. The tree seedlings were not yet of the
>productive age as they required 4-6 years to reach harvestable size.
>Due to maximum moisture conservation by the water harvesting
>techniques, profuse growth of natural grasses was achieved.
>The activity also resulted in recharge of ground water table by
>retaining water and increasing rate of infiltration.
>This contributed to the rejuvenation of downstream springs and wells.