Prosopis juliflora – from weed to wealth!

April 10, 2018

Prosopis juliflora, which often seen as a thorny, invasive weed species has tremendous capacity to maintain a very large and sustainable charcoal, fodder, firewood and light pole industry. In communities where they have realized the potential of this tree, through a combination of selective pruning and rotational harvesting of tree re-growth, controlled grazing and complimentary agricultural practices, they have regenerated forests and restored degraded lands increasing food and water security and ultimately the well-being of the whole community.

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