Sand dams against climate change

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Climate Change in Africa Will Hit the Poor the Hardest - World Bank

Sand dam, terraces and trees
Sand dams create a buffer against climate change
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Policies to build food security should address the sources of the problem, including environmental degradation and climate change. Basic water infrastructure which enables food to be grown and animals to be sustained even in severe drought conditions is critical.

Helen Clark, Head of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


A sustainable future through sand dams

What are drylands?

Drylands are regions with arid, semi-arid or dry sub-humid climates that cover 40 per cent of the world’s surface.

What is desertification?

Desertification is land degradation in drylands, resulting from various factors including climate change and human activities.

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