Main Purpose and Description

Used in home gardens and smallholder fields. Mainly used in steeper-sloping areas for cropping and orchards.

A level strip of soil built along the contour of a slope and supported by an earth or stone bund, or rows of old tyres filled with soil. Terraces create flat planting areas which would normally be too steep for crop production.  They also help reduce soil erosion.

Further information can be found in the WRC Resources Library

WH&C Vol 2, Part 1 (T: Pp 148-150 & H, CS: Vol 2 , Part 1 Pp2-6), AWHGS (CS: Chap 5-P. 22-26)