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Story Publication logo March 31, 2012

Africa’s Great Green Wall of Trees


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The Sahara is steadily advancing south into the Sahel region of Africa, but leaders of 11 African...

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Women plant and take care of a dozen different vegetables in their gardens. Image by Bobby Bascomb. Senegal, 2012.

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Africa is turning to desert. Studies show that as much as two thirds of the continent's arable land could become desert by 2025 if current trends continue. But a bold initiative to plant a wall of trees 4,300 miles long across the African continent could keep back the sands of the Sahara, improve degraded lands, and help alleviate poverty. Living on Earth's Bobby Bascomb reports from Senegal.


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