Arid Lands Newsletter--link to home pageNo. 46, Fall/Winter 1999
Tools for Small Farmers

The man who farms water: Site plan of Mr. Phiri's farm

  1. Granite dome
  2. Unmortared stone walls
  3. Reservoir
  4. Fence with unmortared stone wall
  5. Swale/terrace
  6. Outdoor wash basin
  7. Chickens and turkeys run freely in courtyard
  8. Traditional round houses with thatched roofs
  9. Main house with vine-covered cistern and ramada
  10. Open ferro-cement cistern
  11. Kraal--cattle and goats
  12. Courtyard garden
  13. Swale
  14. Dirt road
  15. Thatch grass and thick vegetation
  16. Fruition pit in large swale
  17. Crops
  18. Dense grasses
  19. Well with hand pump
  20. Donkey pump
  21. Open unmortared wells
  22. Reeds and sugar cane
  23. Dense banana grove
(Illustration by Silvia Rayces from a drawing by Brad Lancaster)
Site plan of Mr. Phiri's farm
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