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Banana farming in flood deposited sandy soil

Sand deposition from flood makes soil unsuitable for growing other food crops due to very low nutrient availability, low water holding capacity and poor physical attributes. Thus more time and effort is required to completely restore the land into its original state after the sand deposition. As a result, farmers face difficulties to go back to normalcy and sustain their life. There are various strategies developed so far to revitalize flood degraded soil. However, most of the strategies require higher initial investment and/or take longer time to restore due to which farmers are unable to generate income as before. This technical brief explains step by step guide to establish banana farm in flood damaged soil thereby revitalizing the flood degraded soil as a good source of regular farm income for vulnerable communities.

Khadka, Rakesh

Language: English
Published By: Practical Action
Published date: May 2018

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