In 1983, a young Aussie was driving down a dirt track in Niger when he stopped to change a flat tyre. Tony Rinaudo had spent two years introducing sustainable agricultural practices to farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, a region plagued by drought and famine. He tried to plant trees in the arid farmland, but they kept dying.
Exhausted, Tony stared down the dirt track and out into the harsh desert. For the first time he noticed the small green leaves sprouting from a nearby tree stump. Tony knew that this tree stump had the potential to flourish. It was a revelation that would eventually transform the lives of millions of people.
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