A woman stands next to an acacia tree, holding a branch and smiling at the camera.

Mirarisoa village, Haute Matsiatra Region in Central Madagascar. April 9, 2019.

The acacia tree is highly recommended for reforestation because of its rapid growth. It is possible to obtain an acacia forest within five years after planting. The ASOTRY project chose this type of tree for its reforestation activity because it nourishes the soil by fixing nitrogen and restoring fertility benefits, and because it retains water. Marie, a nursery agent, planted 5,500 seedlings of acacia on her family's land.

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