Africa is Planting Tens of Millions of Trees in the Desert

Africa is planting millions of trees in a project called the Great Green Wall. In 2007, African Union proposed a 4,350 mile cross-continental barrier. By 2020, the Sahelian nations had only completed 4% of the project.
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The project has been slow. In 2007, African Union proposed a 4,350 mile cross-continental barrier. By 2020, the Sahelian nations had only completed 4% of the project.


What do you think is going wrong? Is it the drought? Is it the lack of resources?


According to Chris Reij, a senior fellow at the World Resources Institute and sustainable land management specialist, 80% of the trees planted since the 1980s have possibly died.

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