2006-12-OPUNTIA-04_2 - Algiers

If the Great Green Wall in Africa was made with the spineless prickly pear, it would have already been completed (24 articles to convince responsible people).

 

Photo credit: WVC 2006-12-OPUNTIA-04_2 – Algiers

Massive spineless prickly pear (Opuntia ficus-indica var. inermis) in one of the suburbs of Algiers.

Far more better than any tree to halt desertification (and it’s edible !)

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Delicious fruit of the spineless prickly pear.  Imagine all the children in the drylands. – Photo WVC 47138_1614376158662_1214065827_1705718_7687748_n

 

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Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

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