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The Great Green Wall
The Sahara Desert is slowly extending its reach, but one pan-African project is planning to stop it in its tracks.
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The Sahara Desert is slowly extending its reach into the verdant south. Climate change and over-exploitation of resources by humans has opened the way to sandstorms, droughts and deforestation, destroying both environments and livelihoods.
To counter this desertification, the Community of Sahel-Saharan States launched the Great Green Wall, an ambitious project that aims to plant and nurture a tree belt 15km wide and nearly 8,000km long, crossing Africa coast to coast through 11 countries.