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Natural Regeneration in Niger

by Portal Web Editor last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:43 AM

2006 FRAME-supported study of three regions in Niger shows that 3 million hectares of eroded, unproductive land has been reclaimed since the mid 1980s by farmers and projects using soil and water conservation and other natural resource management techniques. This "good news" story has been widely featured in the media, including on National Public Radio and in the New York Times: Niger's Trees May Be Insurance Against Drought. Produced by Richard Harris, this NPR radio broadcast features natural regeneration in Niger and USAID/FRAME funded researchers Larwanou and Tappan. The full article, video clip, and images are available online. Niger story on NPR. NY Times Article: In Niger, Trees and Crops Turn Back the Desert. Article by Lydia Polgreen in the New York Times of February 11, 2007. Powerpoint presentation on Transformational Development in Niger. Presented at a Society for International Development (SID) discussion forum in Washington D.C. 'Régénération Naturelle dans les 3 M (Matameye, Magaria, Mirriah) du Niger: un phénomène spectaculaire'. View four short video clips and request the full 30-minute movie on a CD. (in French) Other resources related to farmer-managed natural regeneration are posted in the discussion area, which is used to share new information or feedback. Feel free to sign up for FRAME and share your comments in the forum. Popular Tags africa desertification niger regeneration

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