Our project with World Vision in Talensi, Ghana, focuses on Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR), which is a low-cost land restoration technique used to combat poverty and hunger by helping subsistence farmers increase food and timber production and resilience to climate extremes. The project helps teach land management skills that lead to better harvests, more sustainable food production and a healthier ecosystem for the entire region.
FMNR involves the systematic regrowth and management of trees and shrubs, where felled tree stumps, sprouting root systems or seeds are nurtured to create forest regrowth. Farmers practicing FMNR have greatly increased their incomes through sale of wood and non-timber forest products such as fodder, honey and traditional medicines.
Below, in before and after images, you can see the impact that FMNR has had on Yameriga, a community in the Talensi district, throughout the first four years of this project.