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ethiopia: 12 African nations have come together pledging to build a 9 mile wide band of trees that will stretch all the way across Africa, 4750 miles, in order to stop the progressive advancement of the Sahara. Ultrafacts.tumblr.com fuck-sayer: thatlupa: jenniferrpovey: jumpingjacktrash: becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys: ultrafacts: Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall it鈥檚 already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i鈥檓 so happy! Oh yes, acacia trees. They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality. And, to make things fun, the species they鈥檙e using practices 鈥渞everse leaf phenology.鈥 The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops聽under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don鈥檛 compete for light because they don鈥檛 have any leaves on. And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows. Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better. So, this isn鈥檛 just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it鈥檚 also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly聽reclaiming some of the desert as productive land. Of course, before the 鈥済reen revolution,鈥 the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it鈥檚 a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of 鈥渕ore reliable鈥 artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc). This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries. ^ The bold.
ethiopia: 12 African nations have come
 together pledging to build a 9 mile
 wide band of trees that will stretch all
 the way across Africa, 4750 miles, in
 order to stop the progressive
 advancement of the Sahara.
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Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ
This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall
it鈥檚 already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i鈥檓 so happy!

Oh yes, acacia trees.
They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.
And, to make things fun, the species they鈥檙e using practices 鈥渞everse leaf phenology.鈥 The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops聽under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don鈥檛 compete for light because they don鈥檛 have any leaves on.
And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.
Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.
So, this isn鈥檛 just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it鈥檚 also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly聽reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.
Of course, before the 鈥済reen revolution,鈥 the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it鈥檚 a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of 鈥渕ore reliable鈥 artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).
This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

^ The bold.

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