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'They Will Destroy My Father's Grave,' Says Farmer Who Turned Back the Desert

Yacouba Sawadogo, a farmer who turned an area of semi-desert into a forest in Burkina Faso, fears he will lose the land of his ancestors to developers who will tear down the trees he has nurtured for some 40 years. He devised a technique which is now used across Africa's Sahel region to help stop the spread of desertification, restore fertility to the soil and enable people to grow more food. Sawadogo has traveled widely sharing his technique called Zai, helping people to grow food...

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