Traditional Village Institutions in Environmental Management: Erosion Control in Katheka, Kenya
Twice in the history of Katheka Sublocation, Machakos District, its residents have been involved in the construction of bench terraces to control erosion and stabilize agricultural productivity. The first effort was coerced, resisted, and not sustained. The second effort began in the early 1970s and continues today. Fifteen traditional volunteer mwethya groups have been revitalized and have constructed over 20 kilometers of bench terraces and almost 100 check dams. Specific policy and programming recommendations for the government of Kenya and the development assistance community are presented. -from Authors
From the Ground Up Case Study Series - World Resources Institute
citizen participation, soil conservation, terracing, Kenya, Katheka
Thomas-Slayter, Barbara; Kabutha, C.; and Ford, R., "Traditional Village Institutions in Environmental Management: Erosion Control in Katheka, Kenya" (1991). International Development, Community, and Environment. 380.