Added by on 2019-01-30

The Great Green Wall is an African-led project with an epic ambition: to grow an 8,000km line of plants and trees across the entire African continent. Its goal is to provide food, jobs and a future for the millions of people who live in a region on the frontline of climate change. Find out more information and watch the Virtual Reality film at: Video Rating: / 5 “When you look out over a tropical forest, or even the weeds in your garden, it’s easy to see little more than a green wall. But each of these species has a story to tell…” This Biosphere 2 mini-documentary highlights the natural history and cultural uses of a few of the plant species growing in the tropical forest biome. The stories reference research in the Biosphere 2 laboratory, cultural practices of Amazonian indigenous people, and I show a couple of clips from my work in the Amazon forest. For more like this, visit Tyeen Taylor is a PhD student studying tropical ecology and climate change at the University of Arizona. Abragail Kappel now works as a producer in Albany, New York. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsThe Great Green Wall Uniting Africa | United Nations Ep 3#DesertSeries: Senegal’s Great Green WallWhy is Africa building a Great Green Wall? BBC NewsThe incredible story of the Loess Plateau also known as the Green wall of ChinaExpanding Africa’s Great Green WallHalting a desert with the ‘Great Green Wall’

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  • paul howes 3 months ago

    simply put where there's water there's life reliance on ground water isn't the key to success tho unless there's a way to replenish it with clean water

  • Luisa Montes 3 months ago

    This is the kind of wall we all like to build not the one Trump wants to build between our countries!

  • Luisa Montes 3 months ago

    Please inform of advances and how can people and corporations participate

  • Phyllis Stuart 3 months ago

    LOVE THIS PROJECT!!!! Yes, build a WALL, a green wall the gives life!

  • Anton van der Pluijm 3 months ago


    BOKASHI is voor een groot deel DE vervanger van KUNSTMEST. Dit product wordt o.a. gemaakt van gevallen boomblad. Je kunt er veel over lezen op onder de naam BOKASHI.

  • John Lee 3 months ago

    Hemp and bamboo should be in the plan. The bamboo can be harvested for building materials such as flooring, furniture, and complete home building. The hemp seeds can be made into flour, coffee, and many other foods. It is also very healthy. I also believe it can replenish the nutrients to the soil. They don't require very much water to sustain either crops. The hemp seed alone can help tackle food insecurities on the entire continent.

  • Mahesh Ajit 3 months ago

    Humanity is the Threat!

  • Kiki perry 3 months ago

    every gesture offers hope, Tree do love us, despite all they have had to put up with by our hands