Niger’s Farmers Nurture Gao Trees & Re-Green the Country
While deforestation has devastated many African countries, in the west African nation of Niger more than 200 million new trees have sprung up in recent decades. These trees, mainly a variety known locally as Gao – weren't planted. Instead, they were protected by Nigerien farmers who realized the trees were assets to agriculture and animal feed. Moki Edwin Kindzeka has this report by Anne Nzouankeu in Niamey, Niger.