The Great Green Wall initiative is a pan-African proposal to “green” the continent from west to east in order to battle desertification. It aims at tackling poverty and the degradation of soils in the Sahel-Saharan region, focusing on a strip of land of 15 km (9 mi) wide and 7,100 km (4,400 mi) long from Dakar to Djibouti. click Here to read more about great green wall.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Environment, Mrs Hadiza Ibrahim Mailafia, has launched the Nigeria’s component of the Great Green Wall Programme on Monday, saying the programme was ideal for a new environmental management to overcome the problems of desertification.
The minister who performed the ceremony in Bachaka, Kebbi State said that the programme was a 7,775km long and 15km wide transcontinental forest belt extending across eleven countries from Senegal in the West to Djibouti in the East.