Six million hectares of land "reclaimed" in Sahel

desertification

Six million hectares of land has been reclaimed in the Sahel region of Africa according to the UN Convention on Desertification (UNCCD).

The convention, the focus of a meeting at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, aims to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought.

Land reclamation is one of the long-term strategies.

Jerome Longue asked Luc Gnacadja, the Executive Secretary of the convention, what progress is being made.

Duration: 1'14"

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