Forage alley cropping system for dryland vertisol evolved which supplies food, fodder, fuel and fertilizer. When raised along contour, acts as natural barrier to preserve top fertile soil. Also provides for livestock during lean season.
Agriculture waste management, production of bio-char from the maize and cotton stubbles with the low cost unit, improves the soil as an amendment and in moisture conservation.
The seedling planting box developed with recycle plastic, is the only choice for resource poor farmers with no option of ground water to establish promising arid zone fruit trees and other forage traces which required only 12-13 lit of water per filling in five months.