The initial idea for the Great Green Wall, launched in 2007, was to plant an 8,000-km band of trees spanning 11 key nations from Senegal in the west to Djibouti in the east. Its aim was to halt the march of desertification in a region already hit by rising temperatures, flooding and conflict.
Premium Times, 12 January 2021
The green wall will act as a barrier against desertification and aims to create over 10 million green jobs in the region. Read more »
African Development Bank, 15 January 2021
Just five years ago, Sudan’s farmers harvested a mere 472,000 tons of wheat from about a quarter-million hectares of land. Today, the Sahel country is on the cusp of becoming a… Read more »
IFAD, 14 January 2021
More than ten years ago, in 2009, I travelled by road to Timbuktu, Mali on a short field trip. The journey took us three days from the capital city of Bamako. The Hamatan winds… Read more »
FAO, 11 January 2021
QU Dongyu joined President Macron and The Prince of Wales at One Planet Summit Read more »
The Green Wall, visualized.