Projects in Hungary

Hungary’s government has launched a series of projects under the Hungary Helps banner designed to provide sustainable farming technologies to communities living in areas threatened by desertification, the state secretary overseeing the programme told public television on Thursday.

Tristan Azbej said that climate change was badly impacting the biosphere of Africa’s Sub-Saharan region, while the technologies offered through the Hungary Helps programme could help slow down those trends.

The Hungary Helps schemes are part of the Great Green Wall programme aimed at assisting over 250 million people living in the region, he said. This latter programme was launched through a cooperation of 20 countries with a view to setting up drought-tolerant vegetable cultures in Africa, he said.

Author: Willem Van Cotthem

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