Multipurpose trees help Tanzanian smallholder farmers build resilience

A World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) pilot of growing multipurpose, fast growing leguminous trees such as gliricidia (gliricidia sepium), grevillea robusta and melia is helping hundreds of smallholder Tanzanian farmers build resilient farming systems. The pilot, conducted in collaboration with Africa Rising Project, has seen Tanzanian farmers in soil erosion-battered districts…

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FAO pilots tree planting programme to mitigate Zambia’s rapid deforestation

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is piloting a programme to integrate forestry into farming in a bid to halt deteriorating soil fertility arising from rapid deforestation in Zambia. The programme, targeting more than 24 000 farmers in Southern and North Western provinces, is being implemented in conjunction with a…

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