Native shrubs: a simple fix for drought-stricken crops in Sub-Saharan Africa

Native shrubs: a simple fix for drought-stricken crops in Sub-Saharan Africa

Our own Nate Bogie, a PhD candidate in Environmental Systems program, authored the following article for the online news outlet The Conversation. Nate won the inaugural GradSlam of UC Merced last spring and he, along with the other winners from the rest of the UC sister campuses, was invited to write this article explaining the his research to the public.


 Native shrubs: a simple fix for drought-stricken crops in Sub-Saharan Africa

September 17, 2015 6.10am

Nathaniel Bogie
PhD Candidate in Environmental Systems, University of California, Merced

Variability is the only guarantee when it comes to the rainfall of the Sahel, the transitional zone between the parched Sahara Desert and the wetter savanna in the south. The rains often arrive late, and sometimes they barely come at all.

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