French Scientific Committee on Desertification

Comité Scientifique Français de la Désertification
The African Great Green Wall project

The African Great Green Wall project : publication of a new CSFD Topic Brief

The African Great Green Wall initiative has reopened discussions on this concept, its significance with respect to combating desertification, as well as its effectiveness and cost.

Based on fragmentary knowledge culled from sometimes very early experience, the scientific community, civil society organization and the media have focused on the situation and issued public criticisms and questions. In 2011, CSFD members have written a first synthesis of science knowledge on this project in order to attempt to answer some of the questions. This fact sheet summarizes the key points.

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