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Property Rights and Miracle Trees: Growing Climate-Smart Agriculture in Zambia

Joseph Zulu never uses the term “climate-smart agriculture,” even as he proudly points out the fertilizer trees he planted between rows of crops on his field in Zambia’s eastern province. But whether he uses the term or not, Zulu is a wonderful example of how climate-smart agriculture can be incorporated into traditional farming environments.

Fertilizer trees, such as the Faidherbia albida or msangu as it is known locally, with their ability to increase agricultural productivity and improve crop resilience through enhanced soil fertility and protection, have been described as a miracle tree. Zambia could use such miracles.

Harsha K R

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