The "Great Green Wall" is an initiative to increase the amount of arable land in the Sahel, the region bordering Africa's Sahara Desert. Eleven nations are investing in projects as varied as agroforestry to sustainable development.

Map by John Kappler, National Geographic

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The Great Green Wall initiative uses an integrated approach to restore a diversity of ecosystems in the North African landscape.