Benefits and results

The Vallerani System (VS) is a mechanized system that combines traditional water harvesting techniques and the mechanization of micro-basins, for the restoration of large-scale degraded soils, which can be applied for reforestation, pasture improvement, crops, windbreaks, etc.


• Maintenance and growth of natural biodiversity
• Creation of an environment protected by windbreak barriers
• Increase in the quantity and quality of biomass up to 30 times
• Forestry: average attendance of 300-600 mature trees per hectare after 5 years from planting.
• Agricultural production: increasing from 2 to 4 times the production obtained in the same area with the traditional method;
• Decreased soil erosion
• Decrease of floodings
• Wind speed reduction
• Increase of precipitation and infiltration of water into the ground
• Only use of rain water by the VS
• CO2 storage


• Training of specialized workforce
• Reuse of abandoned lands also for crop production
• Speed and optimization of the operation
• Increase of the annual value of the volume of wood produced by the trees
• Increase of the value of undergrowth production
• Increase of the value of the production provided by wild and domestic animals
• Increase of the value of agricultural production, fruit and medicinal plants
• Development of local handicraft market
• Increase of the value of the treated land


• Active participation of the populations
• Employment of local manpower
• Reduction of emigration
• Reduction of hunger and poverty
• Increase of hope and initiative
• Environmental education and responsability

As of today, Vallerani System ploughs have been used in 15 countries worldwide: Angola, Burkina Faso, Chad, China, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Syria, Sudan, Tunisia, Mongolia and Madagascar. Over 250,000 ha of arid and degraded land have been plowed so far with important results.