As the aquifer increases in size, wells have more water and previously dried up springs may return to the area, more natural vegetation increases bio-diversity, and wildlife returns to the area.
Trees Planted Tree Nurseries Started
Sand Dams, Terraces
“Other soil and water related interventions mentioned and often observed during visits are as follows:
* composting & compost pits * collection/use of animal manure as fertilizer
* crop rotation * planting of grasses or shrubs/trees
* planting drought tolerant crops
Use of mulches (“misonzo”, maize stover and other crop residue) was also frequently mentioned. However, observation suggests that this intervention is currently being applied on a limited basis (in part because crop residues are also used as fodder for livestock).” (CFGB, 2010)