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Why is Africa building a ‘Great Green Wall’ ? | The Stream

“The Great Green Wall” is an ambitious African-led initiative to grow an 8,000-kilometre forest across the entire width of Africa’s Sahel. The project, which started in 2007, aims to combat the spread of the Sahara Desert and improve the state of one of the world’s poorest regions.

More than a decade into the project, the Great Green Wall is about 15 percent complete. Those involved in the process believe land restoration can help improve food security, provide jobs and, ultimately, stem migration.

In this episode, we’ll learn about the relationship between climate change and desertification and check in on the progress and challenges involved in restoring once degraded lands.

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