Action Against Desertification

Imagine a mantle of green landscape around the Sahara desert. Not a concrete of barbed wired wall to keep people inside or out. But woods and pastures and fields to grow food and generate income and a future for communities...
A massive-scale project proposed by the African Union, partly funded by the EU, will see a wall of trees erected at the edge of the Sahara, in an attempt to prevent the desert encroaching further. EURACTIV’s partner El País –...
DAKAR — The African Union is holding the first ever international conference on the Great Green Wall in Dakar this week. The goal is to map out a strategy to stop desertification in the Sahel-Sahara region, which experts say is...
A grand vision for a wall of vegetation reaching thousands of miles across Africa and slowing the spread of the Sahara Desert took a step closer to becoming a reality yesterday with the first international conference to discuss how to...
Imagine a tapestry of green landscapes around the Sahara desert – a wall not of concrete or wire to keep anyone in or out, but of forests, pastures and crops to provide food, income and a real future for communities...
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