Trees ‘help stem desertification’

BBC: A UN-led pilot scheme hopes to highlight how trees can help people in arid zone, considered to one of the most hostile habitats on the planet. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Acacia project's goal is to show how trees provide, food, fuel, shelter and income during times of hardship. So far, six nations - including Senegal and Sudan - have hosted tree planting schemes for at-risk communities. Drylands cover 30% of the Earth's land area, and are found in 100 nations. "People......

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