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Sustainable farming in Georgia

Georgia is losing large tracts of fertile land due to climate change. Frequent rain and wind are eroding precious soil that’s already been destabilized by decades of deforestation and overgrazing in the Soviet era. As a result, the country is facing major crop shortages, leaving many families with too little to eat. Now, an initiative to plant new trees and wind shields aims to protect crop fields and stabilize the soil with deep-growing roots. Georgian farmers are learning just how to do that from a team of German farmers who are sharing their expertise. They hope to generate healthy harvests and ensure there is enough to go around once again.