Unprecedented in Africa: The giant green 'wall' is over 8,000km long stretching across 20 countries

A great wall is being formed, but they don't separate any territory. Exactly, they are the savior of Africa.

You may not believe it but this is the truth! 20 African countries are joining hands to build the "Great Green Wall". This is considered an ambitious project when deciding to plant a variety of drought-tolerant plants, greening the desert.

The green wall will run along Africa more than 8,000km . Starting from the Sahel (the boundary of the Sahara Desert) approaching the Red Sea.

Why does Africa do such a "big" project?

The main reason is due to the effects of climate change. Previously, the Sahel region was extremely green with diverse grasses growing. However, the warming of the Earth has widened the Sahara desert. This also means that the Sahel's green space is getting smaller.

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Because of climate change, Africa has decided to implement this "terrible" project.

"More than anywhere else on Earth, the Sahel is a hot spot for climate change. In particular, millions of people living in this area face such terrible destruction every day," - follow Greatgreenwall.

Dry weather and reduced forest area make the land degraded, causing food crisis in this area. Not only that, the impact of climate change has caused migration to be massive, as people want to find better areas to live. This has led to many inconceivable consequences for housing, food and resource depletion.

So after a lot of research time, in 2007, 11 African countries simultaneously signed to participate in the ambitious project called "Great Green Wall" to redevelop the forest and fight desert conditions. chemistry is increasingly serious in the Sahel region.

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African people plant trees, carry out a great green wall project.

A good news is that up to the present time, up to 20 countries have joined hands to implement this humanitarian campaign. According to a survey by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the green wall area covers about 780 million hectares of arid land - home to more than 232 million people.

Everyone joined hands .

From men to women of all ages, including children, join hands to grow drought-resistant plants. At the same time, they also constantly grow vegetables and fruits to use. Estimates show that, just over 10 years of starting the project, the green wall has completed about 15%.

The arid landscape of the area is being replaced by green and fertile greenery. This also contributes greatly to reducing degradation and desertification for the environment. The fertile land is returning also means the lives of people here are getting better. They found a source of food and water.

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From men to women of all ages, including children, join hands to grow drought-resistant plants.

On the other hand, the fact that people join hands on the project has promoted and raised awareness about gender equality when women are also an important role in the process of building a green wall.

. to change the future

It is expected that after completion, the "Great Green Wall" will be the largest living structure on information , three times the area of ​​the Great Barrier Reef.

Dr. Dlamini Zuma, chairman of the African Union Commission, said: "The world has many wonders, but There are many world wonders, but the Great Green Wall will be unique. Especially, everyone can Become a part of this great wall building history. "

"Together! We can change the future of the environment and African life in Sahel" - she shared.

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