Building Africa’s great green wall: Restoring degraded drylands for stronger and more resilient communities
This publication (PDF) by FAO presents efforts by FAO and partners on mapping the intervention area of the Great Green Wall initiative and restoration opportunities based on data gathered through Collect Earth and in support of presenting FAO’s effort at COP22 in Marrakech on 14. November 2016. The great green Wall for the sahara and the sahel initiative is Africa’s flagship initiative to build prosperity and resilience in over 20 countries around the Sahara. It was built to combat the effects of climate change and desertification and address food insecurity and poverty. Endorsed by the African Union in 2007 as a game-changer in Africa’s drylands, the initiative aims to transform the lives of millions of people by creating a great mosaic of green and productive landscapes across north Africa, sahel and the horn. A wide range of actors and stakeholders in African countries north and south of the Sahara are involved, and many international organizations are lending their support.