Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa Puts up a Great Green Wall - Viva la Grande Muraille Verte!

This is just amazing: The Great Green Wall of Africa (D. Lieber, Planetsave.com/ Importantmedia.org, Apr. 21, 2013)

The main website for the project is in French with auto-translations to English and Arabic via Google Translate (so, not quite translated). The auto-translate English version of the project's vision describes the two stages of the project:
The major targets of the relevant indicators are:
 (i) in 2020-2025, halting the advance of desertification, restore and enhance the potential of arid and semi-arid and install the conditions for sustainable development and 
(ii ) term, [original: à terme,] achieve the transformation of vast arid Sahel real rural production centers and Sustainable Development (SDPRP) vectors powerful incentive to return to the land forces.
Indeed! May we return to the land forces! Viva la Grande Muraille Verte! Such an inspiring project.