Soil and water conservation

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In this short film, we show how communities work together to conserve soil and water to create true self-help development.

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Each year an estimated 75 billion tonnes of fertile soil is lost due to erosion.
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Conventional thinking is that development needs to be inhibited in order to protect the environment in the long term. In the world's drylands the situation is completely different - it is only through conserving soil and water that communities can survive and develop.

Simon Maddrell, Executive Director, Excellent Development

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