Behind The Great Green Wall (Ambius)

DESERTIFICATION

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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 gardens. However, there is another type of “green wall” that is grabbing headlines around the globe. In order to combat the increasing problem of desertification, 11 African nations are working together to build a 4,300-mile wall of trees. Sandstorms have ravaged African farmers’ crops in recent years and roughly 40% of the continent is now being affected by desertification.

The nation of Senegal has already made great strides planting the Great Green Wall, reporting this past July that the country had already planted an estimated 50,000 acres of trees. Senegal has committed to planting nearly 2 million trees a year. The wall of trees is projected to span from Western Senegal to…

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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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