Push for 'Great Green Wall of Africa' to halt Sahara
African leaders are meeting in Chad to push the idea of planting a tree belt across Africa from Senegal in the west to Djibouti in the east.
The Great Green Wall project is backed by the African Union and is aimed at halting the advancing Sahara Desert.
The belt would be 15km (nine miles) wide and 7,000km (4,350 miles) long.
The initiative, conceived five years ago, has not started because of a lack of funding and some experts worry it would not be maintained properly.
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Push for 'great green wall of africa' to halt sahara
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