Desertification is one of the most damaging impacts of climate change, destroying both livelihoods and habitats. Across Africa, GCCA+ is running multiple projects aimed at reducing or even reversing the impacts of desertification. In the Sahel, for example, farmers in Chad have been supplied with solar-powered water pumps which not only provide drinking water for their households and their cattle but enable them to grow crops on land which would otherwise be too dry. 💦
The EU funded programme across West Africa is piloting climate-smart agriculture in Benin, Niger, Chad and Mauritania, ranging from planting drought-resistant rice varieties to an integrated agriculture and livestock project for women and young people.
It is a society capacity building project, participatory, and has whole communities not only planting trees but adopting sustainable farming methods, growing seedlings and creating integrated combined forest agricultural systems which are much better for the environment. 🌱
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