Monthly Archives: January 2015

Two million trees across the state of Borno (N.E. Nigeria) to check desert encroachment (Google / Business Day)

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Read at : Google Alert – desertification http://www.businessdayonline.com/NG/index.php/news/111-politics/36081-borno-to-fight-desert-encroachment Borno to fight desert encroachment The Borno Government said on Tuesday that it would plant two million trees across the state in a bid to check desert encroachment.…

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Assorted seedlings to check desert encroachment in Nigeria

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Photo credit: Leadership Kano Govt. To Produce 1m Seedlings To Check Desertification The Kano State Government plans to produce one million assorted seedlings this year, as part of renewed efforts to check desert encroachment in some…

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Living greenhouses for the drylands

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Photo credit: Avantgardens Binding poles with willow cuttings to build a living tunnel Building living tunnel greenhouses for rural people in the drylands By Prof. Dr. Willem VAN COTTHEM – University of Ghent (Belgium) One of…

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Reforestation with drought-resistant species

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Photo credit: WVC – sdb-49-WVC copy.jpg TC-Dialogue’s project in Abaga Banner – Xilin Gol Inner Mongolia 2005-05 Drought-resistant plants curb desertification YOU TUBE VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzfzCNLZ_CE In desert areas of northwest China’ s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local…

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Behind The Great Green Wall (Ambius)

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Read at : http://blog.ambius.com/behind-the-great-green-wall-of-africa/ Behind The Great Green Wall of Africa Sean for ambius.com | January 3, 2013 There has been plenty of talk of late in the media about the emerging design trend of vertical…

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Wind and solar power usually grab the headlines

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Photocredit: Pixabay Africa’s hydropower future Energy poverty is rife in Africa. Of the more than one billion people living in its 54 countries, over half lack access to electricity. In the face of rampant energy poverty,…

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The traditional vetiver grass system to reverse desertification

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Photo credit: The Scotsman Sustainable agriculture starts with good soil, says May East In our Bangladesh and Senegal projects, respectively funded by the Scottish and UK governments, communities are replacing input-intensive agriculture with new food systems,…

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Soil erosion and “Back to Greenery Policy”

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Photo credit: Tokyo Foundation Rain, Soil Erosion, and Desertification in Datong by Takami, Kunio The deep rifts of the Huangtu Plateau in Datong are a fascinating sight for visitors, but they also expose the consequences of overcultivation…

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Combating Desertification

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Photo credit: tpsdave Assessment, adaptation and mitigation strategies Edited by Donald Gabriels, Wim M. Cornelis, Murielle Eyletters and Patrick Hollebosch UNESCO Chair of Eremology, Ghent University, Belgium Full text: diplomatie.belgium.be

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Can Desertification be Stopped?

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Photo credit: WVC – DSC00032-WVC copy.jpg TC-Dialogue’s Reforestation project in Abaga, Xilin Gol, Inner Mongolia, 2005-05 How Desertification Works by Dave Roos EXCERPT The first step is to replace destructive agricultural techniques at the grassroots level. Poor farming…

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