Monthly Archives: May 2012

African farmers grow trees as a natural crop fertilizer

In Africa, planting trees along with corn in soil that is low in nitrogen can substantially increase corn production without expensive fertilizers. In a decade, the number of small farmers using Fertilizer Tree Systems has ballooned from a few hundred to more than 250,000.

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Greening Africa`s Farming key to Food Security, Experts say

Farming practices that incorporate natural resources conservation will provide sustainable solution to food insecurity in Africa in the face of climate change,declining soil fertility and shrinking size of arable land.

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Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration Could Save Kenyan Forests