Added by on 2017-05-20

From the Sahara to the Sahel, CCTV’s desert series continues in one of the most climate vulnerable regions in the world. Lindy Mtongana meets villagers in Northern Senegal who are at the forefront of the battle against desertification. Eleven African countries are moving ahead with an ambitious pan-African effort in the Sahel-Saharan region of the continent to protect arable land from the encroaching Sahara desert—by planting trees. The original idea for the tree wall was first proposed by former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo in 2005 and the African Union took it up in 2007. The World Bank helped co-finance it and the UN has been a supporter. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsSenegal’s Great Green Wall combats desertificationearthrise – The Great Green WallExpanding Africa’s Great Green WallHalting a desert with the ‘Great Green Wall’TerrAfrica Great Green Wall Photos GalleryGreat Green Wall of Africa | 100 Wonders | Atlas Obscura

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