Implemented by World Vision Australia, the newly introduced FMNR method enhances traditional tree planting with selection of stems, targeting more growth space.
Sixty farmers from Garu-Temapane, Kassena Nankana West and Bawku West districts started training during over the weekend at the Talensi District Assembly, joining the nine communities already using the tool.
Norbert Baba Akolbila, manager of World Vision at the Area Development Programme (ADP), said the project started in Burkina Faso, Ghana News Agency reported.
Edward Awunore, district chief executive, gave World Vision credit for its local water, sanitation, health and agricultural contributions and advised farmers to study the use of the technology carefully for environmental conservation.
Charity Yambil, chairperson at the Yameriga Project, said: “We used to commute long distances to the bush in search of fuel wood, but with the FMNR we no longer travel far distances in search of fuel wood.”
Yambil explained the benefits of the projects as increased availability of fuel wood, medicinal plants, fruits and grass for animals.
Naba Yamdaan-Zembil Longmoare, chief of Yameriga, emphasised the importance of trees as critically important as a motivating for planting, nurturing and protecting trees for survival.
Farmers from Zebilla and Kasena West in the Bakwu West District are also planning to visit Talensi ADP to be trained for the use of FMNR technology.