New paper in Nature Sustainability on Economic efficiency and targeting of the African Great Green Wall


November 15, 2021.  

New paper in Nature Sustainability on Economic efficiency and targeting of the African Great Green Wall

by ZEF Senior Researcher Alisher Mirzabaev, M. Sacande, F. Motlagh, A. Shyrokaya, A. Martucci

"Africa's "Green Wall" also makes economic sense. However, this study shows that this does not apply to all regions in the Sahel

Fifteen years ago, the African Union decided on an ambitious program: degraded ecosystems in parts of the Sahel are to be successively restored in order to secure food for the people living there and to protect the soil against further degradation. At the same time, the African Great Green Wall is an important contribution to combating climate change. A study by the University of Bonn and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) now shows that it also makes economic sense - although not everywhere in the Sahel. The analysis also shows how much violent conflicts threaten the success of the program. It has  been published in the journal Nature Sustainability."

Read full press release by the University of Bonn here:

EN: https://www.uni-bonn.de/en/news/284-2021

DE: https://www.uni-bonn.de/de/neues/284-2021?set_language=de

Direct link to paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-021-00801-8 and here: https://rdcu.be/cBoD6