chapter  9
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Use of Coir Geotextiles for Soil and Water Conservation: Case Studies from India

WithSubha Vishnudas, K. R. Anil, Hubert H. G. Savenije, Pieter Van Der Zaag

This chapter gives a brief description of coir and its properties, coir industry, in general, and the current scenario of coir in the state of Kerala, South India. Field investigations carried out by the authors and other researchers in the state of Kerala have been discussed in detail to prove the potential of coir geotextile for soil and water conservation for crop production.