Farmers stand in a Fanya Ju in Bedossa Betella, Ethiopia. Fanya Ju is the asian term for a trench dug to help soil conservation. Soil erosion is one of the main causes of food insecurity and such trenches have 3 benefits, they help keep soil on the land, they increase the moisture content of the land and they increase the water table deep underground.
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