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Africa’s Ambitious “Great Green Wall”

January 31, 2014

The plan to build a five thousand mile band of trees across the Africa begins in Senegal, where trees are already being planted.
The Great Green Wall initiative is a pan-African proposal to “green” the continent from west to east in order to battle desertification. It aims at tackling poverty and the degradation of soils in the Sahel-Saharan region, focusing on a strip of land of 15 km (9 mi) wide and 7,100 km (4,400 mi) long from Dakar to Djibouti.

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