The Great Green Wall: Hope for the Sahara and the Sahel

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Africa is growing a real wonder of the world. The Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel could play a decisive role in the future of the African continent. The Sahel region is one of the most arid and most vulnerable places on earth. Food, water and economic opportunity are often scarce. The local population is growing rapidly and to survive people already face difficult choices every day. if climate change and land degradation continue at the current rate, vulnerable communities could be forced to make some disastrous choices. With that in mind, African leaders and the people of the region have been taking a stand to counter land degradation and desertification.