I’ve always said the technology to regreen the earth and solve climate change already exists, but the will does not. Happily this program called FMNR (Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration) proves that I was right about the former, but wrong about the latter.
The simplicity of the answer is very cool – and effective. Rather than planting new trees, which takes many years for benefits to be realised, they’ve begun to simply protect and appropriately prune the regrowth from trees which still have viable roots under the soil. Overgrazing wasn’t allowing these trees to regrow but, with the right approach, benefits are being realised within years, rather than decades.
The FMNR program has already re-greened millions of hectares in Africa, with manifold benefits in the health, nutrition and even education of the locals, as well as benefits to our planet as a whole and to the climate. There’s always an answer, if only we can see it. And, thanks to this one Australian aid worker, one of the answers to healing a devastated environment has been found.
So if you’re feeling a little hopeless about climate change, watch this and you’ll rekindle hope for yourself. If you’d like to assist in rekindling hope for this planet you can always go to www.fmnrhub.com.au