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Africa's Plan to Stop Desertification

For many decades now, there has been a plan to stop the advancement of the Saharan desert further south into Central Africa. The plan literally involves planting thousands of trees to create a “green belt” to stop the desert, and it is now underway.

“Great Green Wall” to beat back the Sahara desert

Desertification is a real problem in sub-Saharan Africa. (AP/Sunday Alamba)

African countries are building a “Great Green Wall” to beat back the Sahara desert

by Omar Mohammed… 175 more words


Pan-African effort to plant trees along the edge of the Sahara desert

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The ‘Great Green Wall’ Of Africa: An Ambitious Plan To Beat Back The Sahara Desert

By Kevin Mwanza

Some 11 African countries are making headway in their ambitious pan-African effort to plant trees along the edge of the Sahara desert, the world largest, and beat back its spread into more arable land southwards. 143 more words



The Fight against Desertification in the Sahel (1996)

Posted by Prof. Dr. Willem VAN COTTHEM

Ghent University – Belgium

Having participated in all the meetings of the INCD (1992-1994) and all the meetings of the UNCCD-COP, the CST and the CRIC in 1994-2006, I had an opportunity to collect a lot of interesting books and publications on drought and desertification published in that period. 30 more words


China's Grain-for-Green Program, the world's largest reforestation effort

Photo credit: Science Daily

China’s Grain-for-Green Program, the world’s largest reforestation effort, has transformed 69.2 million acres of cropland and barren scrubland back to forest. Yet, the program overwhelming leads to the planting of monoculture forests (the eucalyptus forest, Japanese cedar forest and bamboo forest pictured above), falling short of restoring the biodiversity of native forests — and can even harm existing wildlife. 244 more words


1.8m Trees to Stop Desertification

Photo credit: Sahel Standard

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-rufai

Kaduna Plants 1.8m Trees to Stop Desertification

by Sahel Standard Editor in Latest News

The Kaduna State government is set to embark on a tree planting spree.This, Governor Nasiru Ahmad el-Rufa’i says would be used to preserve the environment. 200 more words


Mali: From le Movement National de l'Azawad to Mouvement pour le Salut de l'Azawad (MSA) - Images

By Rida Lyammouri

September 5th, 2016

Key members of the National Movement for the Liberation of the Azawad (MNLA) split from the group and created  284 more words