If you think your garden has some challenges with slope, consider this picture. This is quite a typical Rwandan farm. I put it at about 45 degrees.
The photo below is another view — rather hazy, I’m afraid — of the most common Rwandan landscape type, a patchwork of small farms on a hillside. This is in the northwest, in Rubavu District.
Why all those people are walking down the road will be the subject of tomorrow’s post.
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Is 45 degress typical? I’m glad that i live in Denmark, because we don’t have more that 5 degress 🙂
It’s not at all uncommon. Rwanda does not seem to have had the custom of terracing, like many other hilly countries. The Belgiums introduced the practice somewhat, and now the government and some agriculture NGOs are encouraging it, as well.
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