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Tony Rinaudo explains FMNR by tree
Friday, June 14, 2019
To prevent desertification, treat the land like it matters.
Published to mark World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, 17 June 2019.
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Reaching the ‘hardest-to-reach’ children
Six months after her parents were murdered by sadistic rebels, 16-year-old Gloria tells the story as unemotionally as she can – but still ends in tears. She had been sent to fetch water while her family worked on their palm oil plantation in verdant, tropical Erengeti, in the “Grand Nord” of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). On her way back, she saw “men raiding”. Creeping up, she had a clear view of the confrontation between a crowd of armed men and her mother and father.
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April 20th 2016