Within the project we introduce different proven restoration techniques and where possible integrate them in existing projects and best practices. This diversity creates resilience. We have divided the area into 3 different zones. We will use different approaches and techniques per zone, including:
Tree planting assisted by elements de banquettes to increase water availability
for trees and reduce erosion. We will plant the following trees Acacia, Almond,
Carob, olive, and the Tamarix casuarina.
Create barriers from loose rocks to slow down the water, increase infiltration, capture fertile soil and seeds, plants such ascactus are planted for stability. Fruits from these plants can be harvested.
Trees will be combined with controlled grazing to create a healthy mixture of vegetation and provide suitable grazing grounds.
Tree planting combined with rain fed crops. This will increase biodiversity above and below ground, reduce pest and diseases. Microbasins around trees. We will apply mulching and biochar to boost the tree growth.
We will remove rocks from cropland to create rock barriers to retain water and increase productivity of cropland.
We will use subsoil ploughs to increase infiltration and soil aeration to enhance microbiology, soil structuring and water retention.
We will capture water from gullies which is currently flowing away unutilised and causing downstream flooding.. This water will be used for irrigation of fruit trees.
On existing irrigated farms we will introduce techniques to reduce water consumption and create more diverse and resilient vegetation.