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Old 08-21-2018, 03:23 PM   #1
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The great African regreening: millions of 'magical' new trees bring renewal


"Farmers in Niger are nurturing gao trees to drive Africa’s biggest environmental change..."
https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ansformed-land
 
Old 08-21-2018, 05:44 PM   #2
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I've often said that one of the more cost-effective ways of controlling anthropogenic carbon dioxide is to pay Brazil to stop deforestaion of the Amazon rainforest.
 
Old 08-21-2018, 05:48 PM   #3
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In this case the solution appeared when the Government gave up claims of ownership and allowed private farms/farmland, the farmers then cultivated the gao trees.
 
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Bit of a downer ending though:

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But their loyalty to their gaos could make areas around Zinder the most vulnerable to a disease that Reij and Tougiani have recently spotted killing trees near Niamey, the capital. If it spreads, the losses could be enormous, particularly in places where there is a near-monoculture of gaos.
 
  


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