We promote Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR), which involves the systematic regrowth and management of trees and shrubs from felled stumps and sprouting root systems. The regrown trees and shrubs - planted between crops - help restore soil structure and fertility, reduce erosion and evaporation, restore and stabilise groundwater levels and increase biodiversity. Some tree species also release nutrients such as nitrogen into the soil.
Under ideal conditions, we find a few to several dozen stumps per farm to regrow into mature trees. The existing root system will speed up recovery and help us sequester CO2 much faster. Where necessary, farmers will plant selected saplings to achieve at least this level.
Through our platform, we teach farmers how to make better use of their land by adopting regenerative practices. The regrown trees and shrubs - planted between crops - help restore soil structure and fertility, reduce erosion and evaporation, restore and stabilise water tables and increase biodiversity.
The farms we select have to have a minimum of 10 tree stumps with existing root stock that can grow into trees (not all stumps are suitable). Usually, the closer the field is to the village, the less shrubs are there, because they have been cut down so many times to satisfy the need for firewood. The farther away, the more shrubs that qualify.