Sprouting success in Senegal: trees offer growing solution to Sahel

Allowing trees and crops to coexist boosts the resiliency of agricultural land. In Senegal, farmers engaged in Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) prune coppiced trees to help the stumps regrow. The practice is more practical and effective than planting new trees. The coppiced trees retain much of the existing biomass under the soil. And as the trees regrow, they help prevent erosion, retain moisture, and can even increase nitrogen levels in soil.

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