Loess Plateau China before restoration

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Barren land can be made green and fertile again in twenty years

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15 december 2015

Cut and barren land can be made green and fertile again in twenty years so that people regain a future show success stories from Niger, China and Ethiopia. Giving farmers the right to own land and trees proved to be crucial ingredients. Also collaboration, knowledge and a long-term vision help in the greening. Professor Coen Ritsema from the Soil Physics and Land Management groups talks about this (in Dutch) at Kennislink.nl

Link to the (Dutch) article at Kennislink.nl

Or to the Desire Project website.

The Chinese Loess Plateau before (above) and after restoration (below)

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