Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) empowers communities who are suffering from the effects of degraded land and climate change. Through FMNR, they regenerate trees on their land to improved soil fertility, more crops, better animal fodder, increased firewood availability, more income and a better quality of life.
In practice, FMNR involves the systematic regrowth and management of trees and shrubs from felled tree stumps, sprouting root systems or seeds. The regrown trees and shrubs – integrated into crops and grazing pastures – help restore soil structure and fertility, inhibit erosion and soil moisture evaporation, rehabilitate springs and the water table, and increase biodiversity. Some tree species also impart nutrients such as nitrogen into the soil.
The FMNR method is central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It provides a holistic approach and delivers on all its dimensions including economic, social and environmental. World Vision believes that the FMNR is fundamental to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), improving the lives of millions of children and their communities around the world.