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Improving the Resiliency and Productivity of Farmlands through Agroforestry

When Holly and Barry Mawby arrived on their farm in Esmond, North Dakota in 2011, they discovered windbreaks that had not been cared for in decades. They quickly realized that they were in jeopardy of losing what little protection they had from the brutal winds. Farmers are challenged by ever-increasing production demands under the uncertainties […] Continue Reading

Dennis Garrity: my favorite drylands restoration success story

Dr. Dennis Garrity, Drylands Ambassador to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and former director general of the World Agroforestry Centre, shares his favorite drylands restoration success story: the spontaneous restoration by farmers of five million hectares of degraded land in Niger. Click here to hear Dennis success story Continue Reading

Regreening Africa’s landscape – Trees as natural fertiliser

Trees such as Faidherbia albida are planted in fields or pastures as natural fertilizer. In Zambia more than 160,000 farmers plant Faidherbia trees in their fields. Farmers in Niger have been able to make more than 4.8m hectares of land greener and more fertile, thanks to #EverGreenAgriculture. Click here to learn more  Continue Reading

Bring back our trees: the forest communities fighting climate change

“A decade ago this land was dismissed as lost to the desert,” said ecologist Mamadou Diakite. He was smiling beneath the shade of a tree, one of hundreds growing vigorously all around him on land previously abandoned by local millet farmers. The growth of these trees, and hundreds of millions more in a remote region […] Continue Reading

A eureka moment for the planet: we’re finally planting trees again

China plans to plant forests the size of Ireland. Latin American countries have pledged to restore 20m hectares of degraded forest and African countries more than 100m hectares. India is to plant 13m hectares, and on a single day last year 1.5 million people planted 66m trees in Madhya Pradesh alone. Trees make our lives better in unquantifiable […] Continue Reading