Planting maize using the “Zaï” technique in Malanti, Eswatini

The women in charge of the Garden of Skills in Malanti have planted corn.

To do this, they followed the curve of the land without clearing it all, using the Zaï technique, which consists of digging basins 20 to 40 cm in diameter and 10 to 20 cm deep, with the soil growing downstream, in order to catch rainwater runoff. They fertilized the soil at the planting site in order to start cultivating the land without having to clear it in its entirety.

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