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Yaouza’s Story: How Forest Conservation Can Boost Incomes in Niger

In Niger, the encroaching Sahel is a daily constraint for farmers – the wind, sand, dust, soil degradation, water scarcity, and recurring drought make it hard for farmers to provide for their families. In the northeastern part of Niger, in the Maradi Region, World Vision works with local farmers on Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) […] Continue Reading

World Bank finds more trees means greater resilience to drought

The World Bank just released a drylands research study on Friday June 1 and one of the most exciting findings was the positive correlation between tree density and resilience to drought. “Crop modeling carried out for this study helped provide orders of magnitude of the benefits of FMNR in terms of reduction of drought impacts. […] Continue Reading

Why Feeding The World’s Hungry Is Actually About Trees

African farmers are successfully tackling the environmental dilemma that Western experts couldn’t – and the results can be seen from space! Just weeks ago I walked through Uganda’s largest refugee camp, Bidi Bidi, where more than 270,000 survivors of war, persecution and famine are struggling to rebuild their lives. Every week more people arrive. And […] Continue Reading

Can Dirt Save the Earth?

Agriculture could pull carbon out of the air and into the soil — but it would mean a whole new way of thinking about how to tend the land. When John Wick and his wife, Peggy Rathmann, bought their ranch in Marin County, Calif., in 1998, it was mostly because they needed more space. Rathmann […] Continue Reading

Evergreen Agriculture: rethinking modern farming

  The Evergreen Agriculture Partnership was launched in 2009 to build the capacity of smallholder farmers to integrate trees in their cropping systems in order to increase productivity and incomes, while making farming systems more resilient in the context of climate change. How is Evergreen Agriculture different to agroforestry? Evergreen Agriculture re-branded what had been […] Continue Reading

Uganda will use trees on farms to meet national biodiversity targets

Trees on farms in Uganda are the focus of a new strategy aimed at increasing biodiversity on agricultural land Expansion of agriculture is one of the main drivers of global deforestation and loss of habitat. Like many other countries in the world, Uganda has experienced severe deforestation, with forest cover declining by nearly 60 percent […] Continue Reading