Africa's Great Green Wall to Stop the Spreading Sahara

Imagine an immense forest spun out along one of the world's greatest deserts as a coast-to-coast barricade to the spread of the sands. This is the vision of the Great Green Wall of Africa, now a step closer after a recent AU conference, writes


  • The Great Green Wall of Africa

    Publication Date:
    7 April 2015

    The World Bank/ Global Environment Facility Contribution The Sahel & West Africa Program in support of the Great Green Wall of Africa is the ... see more »

The plan is to create a living barrier of trees and plants, 14 kilometres wide and running for 7 000 kilometres along the southern border of the Sahara's Sahel desert.

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