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Cameroon: Combating Desertification – Inspirational Chinese Model!

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Ningxia — Thanks to research and concerted efforts, the country has successful transformed some of her hitherto dry lands in Ningxia Province to irresistible liveable areas.

As Cameroon and other African countries strive to fight back dreadful desertification that is fast encroaching and compromising even insufficient arable lands, it wouldn’t be folly inquiring how others do especially where success is being attained. It even pays comparing strategies with a country that is transforming yesteryears’ deserts to fertile arable lands today conducive for quality and sustainable agriculture.

In Ningxia Autonomous Province, one of China’s desert-scary areas (31 per cent of the land threatened by desertification), concerted efforts in place to win back the land for much-needed agriculture, human habitation and industrial development are paying off. Through Lingwu Baijitan National Nature Reserve Administration, Ningxia, local government authorities have invested in research whose results are quit visible today.

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Willem Van Cotthem

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