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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

by Pagiola, S; Reiche, C. eds; Melo Abreu, H.M; Lutz, E; World Bank, Washington, DC (EUA).
Series: World Bank Environment Paper (EUA).Publisher: Washington, DC (EUA) 1994Description: p. 186-190.ISBN: 0821327410.Subject(s): CONSERVACION DE SUELOS | DETERIORO DEL SUELO | PROYECTOS DE DESARROLLO | CUENCAS HIDROGRAFICAS | ORDENACION DE CUENCAS | TIERRA BLANCA | COSTA RICA | SOIL CONSERVATION | SOIL DETERIORATION | DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS | WATERSHEDS | WATERSHED MANAGEMENT | COSTA RICA | CONSERVATION DES SOLS | DETERIORATION DU SOL | PROJET DE DEVELOPPEMENT | BASSIN VERSANT | AMENAGEMENT DE BASSIN VERSANT | COSTA RICA In: Summary: 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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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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