Action Against Desertification

Whether constructed to manipulate societies or assert order over natural environments, humans have long loved walls. As literal barriers between areas, walls have the power to either stave off powerful forces or confine them. In the Sahel, a semi-arid region...
CNN - A 7,700-kilometer wall of trees, running through 11 countries along the southern frontier of the Sahara Desert. That's what the African Union proposed in 2007, a "Great Green Wall" that was to be the largest living structure on the...
Kebemer, Senegal -“Aquí sólo había viento y arena, no nos quedaba más salvación que el nomadismo”. En el extremo norte de Senegal, la arena de las dunas de Lompoul han pasado de arrebatar los cultivos, casas y salud de la...
De Grote Groene Muur moet Afrika redden van de droogte. Een vijftien kilometer brede strook met bomen van Senegal in het westen tot Djibouti, meer dan zevenduizend kilometer oostwaarts. Het plan, in 2005 geopperd door de Nigeriaaanse president Olusegun Obasanjo,...
In 2007, the African Union launched a programme called the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel to revert land degradation and desertification and help communities adapt to climate change. It’s not only about planting a monumental defense line...
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