Out of Africa this time.

The country of Niger is defying the odds, becoming greener and turning back the desert when the population is increasing exponentially. Why? The answer is so simple really; farmers are planting trees in their fields instead of uprooting them.

From the article: “This is something the farmers control, and something they do for themselves,” said Dr. Larwanou. “It demonstrates that with a little effort and foresight, you can reduce poverty in the Sahel. It is not impossible or hopeless, and does not have to cost a lot of money. It can be done.”

Something that should be emulated in Australia, for sure.