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Adoption of soil conservation in Tierra Blanca, Costa Rica Economic and institutional analyses of soil conservation projects in Central America and the Caribbean. A CATIE-World Bank Project - Washington, DC (EUA) 1994 - p. 186-190 - World Bank Environment Paper (EUA) .

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This chapter reports on research carried out in the area influenced by a pilot irrigation project executed by SENARA in the upper watershed of the Reventado River in Tierra Blanca, Cartago. That study attempted to identify the reasons why conservation works have a low level of adoption in the area and proposed alternative solutions that would help achieve sustainable horticultural production. Its goal was to reduce water erosion to the permissible level -12 to 20 metric tons per hectare a year -taking into consideration the socioeconomic, cultural, and agricultural conditions faced by farmers. Based on the results of the study and the farmer-technician workshop, a project for managing the upper watershed of the Reventado River is now being formulated. A package of ten conservation works and practices is being recommended, based on structures currently in use and simple agricultural practices such as the use of green fertilizer and crop associations.

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CONSERVACION DE SUELOS
DETERIORO DEL SUELO
PROYECTOS DE DESARROLLO
CUENCAS HIDROGRAFICAS
ORDENACION DE CUENCAS
TIERRA BLANCA
COSTA RICA