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Farmer Cross-Visits to Promote Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration


Farmer Cross-Visits to Promote Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration of Trees in Mali (2013) is a story written by Drissa Gana and Mamadou Diakité, representatives of Sahel Eco in Mali. This story resulted from a workshop on amplifying agroecological solutions that brought together organizations across West Africa in May 2013. This article was published in the September 2013 edition of Farming Matters magazine, a quarterly publication by the Centre for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture (ILEIA). The article tells the story of the land regeneration that has occured in the Mopti region of Mali through tree planting, also referred to as FMNR (Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration). Sahel Eco, one of Groundswell’s NGO partners, organized a trip for farmers from the Tominian area to travel to Bankass, where FMNR is successfully being practiced.The goal of this trip was to allow Tominian farmers to see first hand how FMNR is helpful, and adopt the practice on their own lands.

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