acacia project

The Acacia Project: Agroforestry as a weapon again desertification, poverty

The Acacia Project: Agroforestry as a weapon again desertification, poverty


The growth of deserts, mainly through deforestation, increased animal grazing, and climate change, has created greater food insecurity for some of the world’s most impoverished people. In Senegal, an innovative program funded by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is using native acacia trees as a weapon against expanding deserts and drylands… while also creating agricultural and economic opportunities.