African states in process to reclaim land
RABAT - Sub-saharan African countries want to restore and sustainably manage 100 million hectares of land in the region by 2030.
In Ethiopia, people volunteered 45 days per year to move 90 million tonnes of rocks and soil to restore the land. In Kenya, the Green Belt Movement, mobilized communities to plant 51 million trees. “65% of the land is affected by degradation, nearly three million hectares of forests are lost every year, and 3% of gross domestic product growth is lost annually from soil and nutrient depletion,” Magda Lovei, a specialists with the World Bank said.