Sloping Agricultural Land
SALT is a packaged technology of soil conservation and
food production which integrates several soil conservation measures in
just one setting. It involves planting of field and permanent crops
in 3-5 meter bands between double-contoured rows of nitrogen fixing trees
and shrubs to minimize soil erosion and maintain the fertility of the
Simple Agro-Livestock Technology (SALT
Under this system, 40% of the farm is
devoted to agricultural crops, another 40% to livestock (particularly
dairy goats) and the remaining 20% to forestry.
Sustainable Agroforest Land
Technology (SALT 3)
This is a small-scale reforestation program in which
food production is integrated. Forty percent of the farm is devoted
to agriculture and 60% to forestry.
Small Agrofruit Livelihood
Fruits, which are not highly-perishable, are planted in
between the rows of different nitrogen fixing trees and shrubs.
Agricultural crops are planted in the first three years to fully utilize
Food Always In The Home (FAITH)
In a 100-square-meter garden, a family of six members
can harvest vegetables throughout the year. The central feature is a
series of raised garden beds into which trench and basket composts are
set. These are filled with little manure and some decomposed garbage
and packed with leaves of leguminous trees and shrubs.
Livestock and Fisheries
Livestock raising is one of the simple low-cost food production methods
that a small farmer can get involved in. Among the livestock MBRLC
are raising are goats, swine, rabbits, and ducks. Inland fishery
projects (like tilapia raising and duck-snail-fish integration) are also
MBRLC utilizes an impact area approach in extension. In an
identified area, a team of extension workers - usually composed of
agriculturists, health workers, water drillers and community development
trainers - work together with the villagers for the development of the
area. When certain development indicators are reached, the team is
pulled out and transferred to another impact area. Before leaving,
the area is capable of sustaining the projects/programs being implemented.