Benefits of Terrace Farming

Slows Runoff
Breaking up the slope of the land reduces the amount and the speed of rainwater’s flow.

Reduce Soil Erosion
Slowing water runoff prevents soil and nutrients from being washed away down the slope.

Collect Rainwater
Each level of a terrace will collect and hold rainwater until it’s absorbed into the soil.

No Need for Grassed Waterways
Terraces integrate water management and soil conservation without grassed waterways.

Increased Land Productivity
With no grassed waterways, all of the land area can be used for producing crops.

Improves Crop Yield
The combination of more farmable land and less soil erosion can lead to higher crop yields.