World Vision International
publication • Monday, January 5th 2015

Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration

An effective approach to restoring and improving agricultural, forested and pasture lands

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Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) is a rapid, low cost and easily replicated approach to restoring and improving agricultural, forested and pasture lands. FMNR is based on encouraging the systematic re-growth of existing trees or self-sown seeds. It can be used wherever there are living tree stumps with the ability to coppice (re-sprout) or seeds in the soil that can germinate. Vast areas of land around the world, particularly in the tropics and semi arid tropics, still have coppicing tree trunks, roots, and seeds in the ground from which there is the potential for FMNR.