Category Archives: Sahel

Digital soil map provides information for crop productivity and soil health

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
By the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) A digital soil map for Nepal launched in 2021 provides access to location-specific information on soil properties for any province, district, municipality or a particular…

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#2) Gardening and Compost–Soil Health

When I was a kid we had a large garden in the back yard, big enough to grow most of what we needed to eat for the whole summer. My dad rototilled the… #2) Gardening and Compost–Soil Health

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Sustainable campaign against desertification

https://punchng.com/sustainable-campaign-against-desertification/ Nnaemeka Onyeka Obiaraeri – 6 September 2021 The other day, the Governor of Yobe … Sustainable campaign against desertification

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Chinese researchers develop new machine for desert control

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
The self-developed machine plants the straws more efficiently in northwestern China’s Wuwei, Gansu Province, Aug. 5, 2019. /CFP http://www.china.org.cn/china/2021-02/05/content_77190102.htm and also : https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-02-05/Chinese-researchers-develop-new-machine-for-desert-control-XDCwiZrLva/index.html Chinese researchers have developed a walk-behind paving machine that can more efficiently “plant”…

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AfDB pledges $6.5bn to help Sahel countries fight desertification

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Women working to restore degraded lands (Courtesy: Great Green Wall)  –  Copyright © africanewsThe Great Green Wall By Ronald Lwere Kato Last updated: 12/01 – https://www.africanews.com/2021/01/12/afdb-pledges-6-5bn-to-help-sahel-countries-fight-desertification/ SAHEL The African Development Bank will mobilize $6.5 Billion to support efforts by countries…

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Great Green Wall: How funding can help Sahel fight desertification again

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Fast track efforts to restore degrading land ? Great Green Wall project on a slow track due to funds crunch; President of France Emmanuel Macron announces $14 billion to scale up work By?Kiran Pandey Published: Wednesday 13…

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Donors pledge $14 billion to help Africa combat desertification

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
CGTN – https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-01-12/Donors-pledge-14-billion-to-help-Africa-combat-desertification-WZmXGsoX7y/index.html In a major boost to complete the Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative in Africa, development banks and governments pledged a fund of more than $14 billion. French President Emmanuel Macron announced the new…

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This can be an example for smallholder farmers : don’t buy seeds, but keep them when eating fruits

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
A message from Casie FLANAGAN: Potted fruit trees?🌱🌱🌱Peach, Nectarines, Apricots, Cherry, and pink Lady Apples. My boys (and I) love keeping our pips/seeds and replanting them.We have successfully grown our own 300 fruit trees within the…

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Coronavirus: In Nigeria, COVID-19 threatens to hit three fragile northeastern states hardest, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) studies find

The arrival of COVID-19 in Nigeria sparked a cascade of crises, but the pandemic poses its greatest threat in the impoverished, fragile northeast of … Coronavirus: In Nigeria, COVID-19 threatens to hit three fragile northeastern states hardest, United Nations Development … Continue reading

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#Desertification: @BornoGovt To Begin First Phase of ‘10 Million Trees’ Project – @HumAngle

“The @BornoGovt tree planting project is also part of the national 25 million trees to increase the country’s carbon sink and respond to the urgent need for reforestation due to the loss of about 96 per cent of its forest … Continue reading

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Desert Control turning deserts into fertile land

Norwegian startup, which aims to help the UAE to become food secure, finds India as a potential major market Hyderabad: Climate change and global warming degrade land, spread deserts and rise temperatures in a vicious cycle. It is estimated that 12 … Continue reading

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Sustainable agroecosystems: Cropping using regenerative agricultural principles

Richard Teague, from Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Texas A&M University, provides more insight into sustainable agroecosystems, focussing on cropping using regenerative agricultural principles Over the last century, intensive farming practices have had significant negative consequences for the soil and surrounding ecosystems. … Continue reading

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Agroforestry: Boost Food Production And Reduce Climate Change

Combining agriculture with forestry promises myriad economic and environmental benefits for those who take it up. https://extranewsfeed.com/agroforestry-boost-food-production-and-reduce-climate-change-5326f1d1ec5f by Dave Olsen Forest is a self-regulating ecosystem. When trees or leaves fall, they decompose into the soil, providing additional nutrients for more … Continue reading

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Wildlife habitat destruction and deforestation will cause more deadly pandemics like coronavirus, scientists warn

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
CNBC – PUBLISHED SAT, MAY 9 2020 – https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/09/coronavirus-wildlife-habitat-destruction-will-cause-more-pandemics.html KEY POINTS Habitat destruction like deforestation and agricultural development on wildland are increasingly forcing disease-carrying wild animals closer to humans, allowing new strains of infectious diseases to…

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High-level dialogue on desertification, land degradation and drought

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Land is the foundation of our societies. It allows economies to grow and prosper. Land provides more than 50% of the total value of all ecosystem services. This finite resource is under existential threat. Productive land…

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