Mongabay | Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration: The Fastest Way to Restore Trees to Degraded Landscapes?

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Mongabay | Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration: The Fastest Way to Restore Trees to Degraded Landscapes?

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.@Mongabay | Cathy Watson of World Agroforestry Centre interviews colleagues about whether #FarmerManagedNaturalRegeneration is the best way to re-green degraded croplands: http://bit.ly/2ueBcu6 @ICRAF #FMNR
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:05am

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Analysis by Cathy Watson

Farmer-managed natural regeneration (FMNR) of trees made headlines several years ago when 5 million hectares of Niger were found to have re-greened via the practice. FMNR is the encouragement of regeneration (and then management) of trees and shrubs that sprout from stumps, roots, and seeds found in degraded soils, such as those currently under agricultural production. Once established in farm fields, these new woody plants improve soil fertility and moisture for crops planted in combination with them, in a system known as agroforestry.

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Keywords: Environment | African Agriculture | Climate Action | Environment | Farmer-managed natural regeneration (FMNR) | Natural Resources | Trees | World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) | mongabay

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