Tony Rinaudo: The Forest-Maker
BoD – Books on Demand, May 25, 2018 - Biography & Autobiography - 152 pages
The Australian agronomist Tony Rinaudo revolutionized reforestation in Africa with Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR). His method is based on deploying tree stumps and roots that still grow even in degraded landscapes: thanks to the protection and care of the shoots, the original tree population can be regenerated without major financial costs. The method is now successfully applied in at least 24 African countries. Where the desert was still expanding 20 years ago, farmers reforest large areas with FMNR: in Niger alone seven million hectares of land were already restored in this way. Up to 700 million people will possibly be obliged to leave their homelands during the next three decades because of increasing desertification in the landscapes where they live. In the opinion of scientists, there is only one hope: to convince the local farmers of 'sustainable land management'. Tony Rinaudo believes that with FMNR he has found the appropriate method for such management - and just in time to stop, or even to be able to reverse the destruction of livelihoods.
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Prologue Johannes Dieterich
Discovering the Underground Forest Tony Rinaudo
FMNR is Now a Widely ScaledUp Agricultural Practice
Trust Would Be a Good Starting Point Interview with
Postscript Tony Rinaudo
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