12 African nations have come together pledging to build a 9 mile wide band of trees that will stretch all the way across Africa 4750 miles in order to stop the progressive advancement of the Sahara Ultrafactstumblrcom fuck-sayer thatlupa jenniferrpovey jumpingjacktrash becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys ultrafacts Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Senegal Mauritania Mali Burkina Faso Niger Nigeria Chad Sudan Eritrea Ethiopia and Djibouti Those are the countries It will be drought-resistant species mostly acacias And this is a brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh more info here httpenwikipediaorgwikiGreat_Green_Wall it’s already happening and already having positive effects this is wonderful why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy! Oh yes acacia trees They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality And to make things fun the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season This means you can plant crops under the trees in that nitrogen-rich soil and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on And then in the dry season you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them Considerably better So this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land Of course before the “green revolution” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers that caused soil degradation soil erosion etc This is why you listen to the people who you know have lived with and on land for centuries ^ The bold Meme











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