Farmer single-handedly fights desertification in Burkina Faso

Farmer single-handedly fights desertification in Burkina Faso

Farmer single-handedly fights desertification in Burkina Faso


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Sawadogo has spent more than four decades fighting drought and desertification by planting one tree a day. What was once a patch of barren land is now a fourty hectare forest. This is an achievement which won the farmer the alternative Nobel prize.

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7 Responses

  1. So much for global warming! Create shade…preserve water…promote growth. Long life to this great man and environmental hero. Respect from Australia👏👏👏🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺

  2. Wait, isn’t this the guy who was ostracized by his elders for trying to change the traditions of his farming community?
    Or am I thinking of someone else.

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