Recovering the fertility of soils and territory in addition to desertification, erosion and soil degradation means the transformation of eroded and degraded desert land into arable land.

Ensuring food for thousands of people who die of hunger every year creates economic opportunities for new generations.

Threat of deserts.

Every year, deserts desert more than 12 million hectares of productive lands that become infertile due to desertification and drought, in more than 100 countries, 900 million people suffer from its effects with pollution greater and more harmful than that of the CO2, although desertification occurs more on the edge of deserts or on any land in dry or semi-dry climates where there was vegetation, a threat to the entire planet as serious as the pollution of the air, waters, and oceans affecting a 24.1% of the planet and continues to advance.

How to counteract its effects.

Technically it is not easy to counteract the effects of this powerful arid biome. That is why the green wall project seeks to counteract desertification by creating a mosaic of vegetation throughout the territory. The great green wall can go from an ambitious tree planting initiative to becoming a sustainable tourism and regional development initiative. It offers the possibility of mitigating, reducing and offsetting greenhouse gases in the atmosphere as well as the beginning of the carbon market in any region or country.

It is not a mere massive plantation because it is necessary to test and select tree species resistant to dryness and sand, improve and enrich the soils, continually counteracting the invasion of the desert with an irrigation system that compensates for the absence of rain without depleting the aquifers, with measurement by satellite and with drones for soil humidity, acidification and other parameters. Continuously comparing results with other areas of the world with seed sowing techniques, meteorological stations and with the permanent dedication of teams of engineers and technicians, a development of coordinated techniques that are experimented, perfected and completed to carry out a massive reforestation plan.

What does the Great Green Wall initiative consist of? (GGW)

The Great Green Wall is one of the international initiatives on the environment and land management that brings together countries and international partners. This project designed to fight the effects of climate change and desertification aims to restore more than xxx million hectares of arid and degraded land and sequester more than xxx million tons of carbon and create more than xxx million green jobs.

A sample of projects adapted to the different territories and contexts related to conservation, sustainable land use, agricultural production or the integrated management of natural resources.

All this activity must contribute to food security in any region of the world or in areas with the presence of deserts affected by soil malnutrition, which help reduce conflicts and migratory flows caused by the growing scarcity of arable land related to the agreements. multilateral agreements on the environment affecting the protection of biodiversity and adaptation to climate change.

Benefits of the Great Green Wall (GGW).

  • Restore the environment or ecosystems.
  • Mitigate or reduce greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
  • Creation of green jobs.
  • Promotion of local initiatives.
  • Maintain soil moisture.
  • Reduces the need for irrigation and conserves underground aquifers.
  • It develops the lives of people in different regions.
  • Help countries achieve Green premium by 2050.
  • Promotes the undertaking of environmentally resilient projects on the ground.
  • Combat degradation, desertification and drought.
  • Stops geopolitical tensions and the rise of nationalism.
  • Adopts an investment system in favor of least developed countries.
  • Reduces the carbon footprint of developed or developing countries.
  • Emergence of trade routes to the international carbon market.
  • Contribution to SDG#17. Creation of alliances to achieve the objectives and considered the most important.

Benefits of deserts.

The eradication of deserts would not be feasible because, like other ecosystems, they also contribute to the absorption of carbon dioxide, representing 15% to 28% of the amount absorbed by land surfaces, according to Dave Evans(Director of the BBSRC Norwich Research Park Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (NRPDTP) and Chair of the Norwich Bioscience Institutes (NBI) Graduate School).

Sand storms fertilize the oceans and seas, allowing the first link in the food chain. Sand can be used to make silica, produce glass, electronic chips and processors, as well as import sand to fill the beaches.

A green wall promotes peace, restores nature, a spectacular initiative designed to help people and nature face the growing consequences of the climate emergency and the degradation of vital ecosystems, and prevents deserts from advancing in the regions of the world. From applying traditional techniques to the most advanced ones to recover degraded lands and avoid desertification by digging holes. The ditches called ¨zai and half moon wells¨ capture the scarce rain, directing it towards growing plants, achieving significant advances in poor and infertile lands.

Examples of countries that have implemented the Great Green wall.

  • China
  • Mauritania
  • Burkina Faso
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Chad
  • Sudan
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Senegal

Living examples of initiatives to stop the invasion of the desert and significantly restore the life of ecosystems both by nature and by human action.

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