More than one third of Africa, including Zimbabwe, is under threat of desertification (Google / ZBC Online)

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Africa under threat of desertification:

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Management says if desertification remains unchecked in the next 10 years, thousands of people will be at risk of displacement while some will be living in areas of high water stress.

Speaking at a media briefing to mark the World Day to Combat Desertification, Environment and Natural Resources Management, Minister Francis Nhema said more than one third of Africa including Zimbabwe is under threat of desertification as once productive land is becoming a desert over years.

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All African countries have a chance to motivate every family to set up a small kitchen garden.  Wherever they live, in rural and in urban areas, all Africans can produce fresh food in buckets, pots and bottles.  See this simple, cheap and very efficient example in this photo : individual buckets, bucket towers, straw bales and bottle towers on pallets : it all depends on 5 minutes of political goodwill to get the population started.  (Photo WVC)

All African countries have a chance to motivate every family to set up a small kitchen garden. Wherever they live, in rural and in urban areas, all Africans can produce fresh food in buckets, pots and bottles. See this simple, cheap and very efficient example in this photo : individual buckets, bucket towers, straw bales and bottle towers on pallets : it all depends on 5 minutes of political goodwill to get the population started. (Photo WVC)

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About Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.
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