Farmers in Niger benefit from letting trees grow in their fields

    | May 2, 2011

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    In keeping with the focus on combating desertification and the Great Green Wall initiative, this week’s script features an interview with Ali Micko, the president of a group of Nigerien villagers, who discusses Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration. Mr. Micko describes how farmers took action to rehabilitate severely degraded land by preserving and planting trees. Over the years, this practice has made agriculture profitable and communities food secure.