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Malawi Soil Pan

Caption: Rhoda Mang'yana of Malawi is one of thousands of African farmers improving their depleted soil by growing trees and annual crops that stay in the ground two years or more. Here she grows maize near "fertilizer trees" to improve her farm's crop yield and soil fertility.

Credit: ©Jim Richardson

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