Cross-posted from OddityCentral
Originally released on January 20th, 2014
Photo: Andrea Borgarello/TerrAfrica
Yacouba Sawadogo is an exceptional man – he single-handedly managed to solve a crisis that even scientists and development organizations could not. The simple old farmer’s re-forestation and soil conservation techniques are so effective they’ve helped turn the tide in the fight against the desertification of the harsh lands in northern Burkina Faso.