Chinese Great Green Wall is finally starting to reverse the desertification (Google / China Topix)

DESERTIFICATION

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Great Green Wall of China is Finally Holding Back the Desert

Michael A. Katz

After decades of growth and patience, a massive swath of trees planted across bone-dry northern China nearly 40 years ago is finally starting to reverse the desertification of the region.

In what is likely the largest ecological engineering project in history, China’s Great Green Wall (officially known as the Three-North Shelter Forest Program) was started in 1978 and was created to fend off the encroaching Gobi desert. It is due to be completed in 2050, and is expected to contain more than 100 billion trees in a band covering more than one-tenth of China.

“Vegetation has improved and dust storms have decreased significantly in the Great Green Wall region, compared with other areas,” Minghong Tan of the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resource Research in Beijing…

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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