Mexican Farmer Devises New Method to Reverse Semiarid Land Degradation

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Takeaways:

  • In response to land degradation and drought, farmers in Mexico have found a way to intercrop agave with mesquite trees in order to produce fodder which then helps capture carbon from the air.
  • The mesquite fix nutrients into the soil and the agave draws upon them to grow and produce a significant amount of food for the livestock.
  • A network of NGOs have organized the Climate Action Plan and are promoting this new system to other parts of Mexico and the world.

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