Using essential oils to rehabilitate land in South Africa
04 January 2020 | 1:04 pm
Some local farmers in South Africa's Eastern Cape switched to producing indigenous flowers to extract essential oils as an alternative source of income. The herbs require little water and help prevent desertification.
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