Rehabilitating degraded land: Planting trees in pits

    | June 16, 2008

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    This week’s news story from Niger looked at how farmers are preventing desertification and mitigating the effects of climate change on their land by planting trees. Making trees grow on degraded land does require some special attention.

    This script describes a simple, low-cost technique to return nutrients to degraded soil, preparing land for trees and other crops.You can also view this script, from Farm Radio International Package 68, online at: http://www.farmradio.org/english/radio-scripts/68-3script_en.asp.