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Sprouting success in Senegal: trees offer growing solution to Sahel

Date Published: 
06/11/2012
Summary: 

Farmers are finding that restoring soils with trees boosts crops in a region where drought has caused successive food crises. (..) Donors are anxious to curb the food crises that are striking at ever narrowing intervals – in the Sahel in 2005, 2010 and 2012. "Building the resilience of communities by strengthening their agricultural practices is essential," says the UN World Food Programme deputy regional director for west Africa, Claude Jibidar. Aware of FMNR's ability to build resilience, the WFP is giving food for work to 5,000 FMNR farmers in Kaffrine (Senegal).