Under the guidance of FAO experts, formerly eroded land is terraced and converted to paddy fields yielding two crops a year. Farmers receive WFP family rations. Women and girls also work in the paddy fields. - - General: General. The purpose of this project, which commenced in July, 1971, is to reduce erosion in the Upper Solo Basin (Java) by the planting of trees or other perennial cover, to increase the supply of wood for fuel and timber, to provide additional nuts and fruits thus increasing the farmers' incomes, and to improve the hydrological condition of the watershed for the purpose of reducing pea run-off. Food provided by the UN/FAO World Food Programme is distributed as an incentive to workers engaged in the reforestation of 26,700 hectares, the establishment of 13,500 hectares of fuel-wood plantations and 240 nurseries and the installation, operation and maintenance of stream-flow gauging stations. Some 7,032,000 man-days of labour are involved in this five-year project which, is operated at a total cost to WFP of $6,336,200.