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Presented By: Arun Jani

Event: West Africa Anglophone Forum 2015 (2015-03-26)

Successfully developing and maintaining live fences can be both challenging and beneficial. Densely-planted native or well-adapted thorny shrubs can be planted around fields to keep out livestock. Some species also have secondary benefits including fruit fodder production. These fences also protect soil from erosion.

Arun has a BS in Tropical Agriculture from the University of Hawaii and an MS in Soil Science from North Carolina State University. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal for three years where he focused on agroforestry methods in the Sahel region. He also has experience working on soil fertility management projects in South Asia and is passionate about conflict resolution and cultural understanding.