Farmers in Niger benefit from letting trees grow in their fields

    | November 16, 2009

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    In this week’s news story from Mozambique, we learned that some farmers are being paid to plant trees and maintain nearby forests. But even with no direct payments, farmers and farming communities have strong incentives to plant trees and regenerate forests. In this script, we learn how and why farmers in a Nigerien community began conserving trees in their field. We see that these trees brought their own sort of “payment” in the form of increased crop yields.

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