oa Dairy Mail Africa : Publication for the Dairy Industry in Africa - The Keyline Plan - : smallholder development

Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1818-9083



In 1954, Australian farmer Percival Yeomans published the best-selling The Keyline Plan. In this book he explained a means to collect runoff water from hills and its storage in - and distribution from - small to medium-sized dams. This simple system aims to collect all run-off from sloping ground by means of shallow diversion channels.

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