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    The people of Khonoma (a village of Nagaland) have successfully saved their forests and increased the productivity of agricultural land by the use of Nepalese Alder, a fast growing tree used for firewood and one that fixes nitrogen in soil. They pollard the tree at a certain height so that branches stems out and are ready to be reused within a span of 2 to 5 years. The soil nutrients flow downstream and maintain productivity of agricultural lands without the use of fertilizers.
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    I agree with National Geographic Associate Photo Editor Julie Hau who commented, "There is so much to see in this image and the path is guiding your eyes." This is a fantastic frame with an equally informative caption that makes me love your photo even more. Well done.

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
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    Date Uploaded: May 28, 2017
    Location: Khonoma, Nagaland, India
    Copyright: © Himadri Bhuyan
    Categories: Places, Nature, Landscapes
    Assignments: Sustainability