Senegal farmers fight desertification with trees

AlertNet: Dame Diop looks at the green leaves of trees growing on the sandy Sahelian soil of his Senegal village, Khatre Sy, and talks with modesty about the community's effort to restore fertility to their degraded soil. "There was a time when we could stand in the village and see cars on the road, although almost four kilometres separate the road from the village,' said the 45-year-old. "The trees had disappeared because of many droughts and also because people were cutting them for firewood and for......

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