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date: 21 September 2019

Great Green Wall (China)  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
Hong JIANGHong JIANG

China’s Great Green Wall is a government program to improve ecological conditions in the northern part of the country. The program promotes planting of trees where none had previously existed (a process known as afforestation) to combat desertification, protect farmland, and reduce soil erosion. Given limited funding and the difficulty of growing trees on dryland areas, the program has been at best a limited success. ...

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