"Revitalization of a traditional agricultural practice known as farmer managed natural regeneration is bringing new life to millions of acres of degraded land while boosting food, fuel, habitat and carbon storage."
This article from February 2020 discusses the opportunities and benefits of Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) techniques in Africa. For example, it is estimated that farmers are growing an additional 500,000 metric tons (550,000 tons) of grain a year through FMNR in Niger, supplying grain to 2.5 million people and increasing gross income by US$900 million per year.
“Restoration has to do with two things: biodiversity and equity — equity in the sense that regreening should benefit smallholder farmers,” says Reij. “The big push should be mobilizing millions of smallholder farmers to invest in trees themselves. If we cannot accomplish that, we cannot win the battle against land degradation.”
Do you think FMNR has a place in Africa's Green Economy? What other agricultural practices could protect and enhance natural and social capital?
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