What is it about?

The work carried out with the objective of improving the quality and quantity of water in the hydrographic basin, using soil conservation techniques. The concept of conservation agriculture was also introduced in agricultural properties and increased productivity of pastures that had an increase in occupancy of cattle by 53%.

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Why is it important?

Our conclusions and indicators show that soil conservation, if carried out well, increases the quantity and improves the quality of water used for public supply. Thus, the strategies managed to change the habit of local farmers, changing land use and increasing productivity with sustainable production.


Writing this article has been a great pleasure, as it has co-authors with whom I have long-standing collaborations. This article discloses a work started in 2007 and was very important for the farmers of the watershed and the population of the cities involved.

Oswaldo Julio Vischi Filho

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This page is a summary of: Twelve years of soil preservation and rehabilitation on the Rio do Peixe watershed: promoting conservation agriculture, Land Degradation and Development, July 2021, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1002/ldr.3834.
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