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In the mountains of southern Ethiopia, certain perennial and drought-resistant grasses are particularly interesting to vegetate and stabilize anti-erosion structures that help conserving the soil. They can also be used to setup fodder plots (fodder bank) to feed livestock by using cut and carry, or be associated at the feet of hedges. These two documents present some guidelines for the multiplication and the plantation of those fodder grasses to control erosion.

Available ressources:

  • A guide for the multiplication process that can be done in a small nursery at farm level. It also include a presentation of the characteristics of different grass varieties
  • A technical guide to help the grass plantation on anti-erosion structures