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Cover: The Development of Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration Featured September 22, 2010

by Portal Web Editor last modified Aug 06, 2013 07:50 PM
Contributors: Tony Rinaudo
Arguably one of the most successful land regeneration projects in the world, Farmer Managed Natural Regeneraton (FMNR), beginning in Niger during the 1980s, has revegetated three million hectares of arid land in that country alone – bringing back biodiversity in flora and fauna, increasing soil humus (and thus carbon) content, improving water retention and microclimates, and dramatically improving the health and viability of local communities. It is now practiced on over 30,000 km² of land in the Niger Republic as well as Chad, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Mali.
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