Friday, August 29, 2014

Farming sloping land - a case of economics or ecology

Dr Abe V Rotor

Upland in Silang, Cavite, typical of farms on sloping land. Erosion does not only reduce soil fertility; it strips off the fertile "skin and flesh" of the land permanently. There are ways to conserve sloping lands. First, is by keeping the natural vegetation and maintain the area as watershed. Second, if you wish to farm a sloping land, say make it into an orchard, consult your nearest DA and DENR offices. They know best and will advise you of what to do. This is a case of economics or ecology.

Survival and living spell ecology,
where one exists day to day,
the other provides for a rainy day,
and not forgetting to pray. 

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