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PHOTO GALLERY: The Great Green Wall site in Simiri, Niger




The Niger part of the Great Green Wall is mainly made up of Acacia (white gum) and Bauhinia trees, two very drought-resistant species that can reach heights of twelve metres. AFP

A Nigerien farmer walks through the Great Green Wall site in Simiri, about 100km north of Niamey, on November 13, 2021. - The Great Green Wall (GGBW) is a Pharaonic project of the African Union, which aims to restore 100 million hectares of dry land in Africa by 2030, along an 8,000 km strip stretching from Senegal to Djibouti, including Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia. The Niger part of the Great Green Wall is mainly made up of Acacia (white gum) and Bauhinia trees, two very drought-resistant species that can reach heights of twelve metres. AFP

A Nigerien farmer stores feed for his cattle near the Great Green Wall site in Simiri, about 100km north of Niamey, on November 13, 2021. - The Great Green Wall (GGBW) is a Pharaonic project of the African Union, which aims to restore 100 million hectares of dry land in Africa by 2030, along an 8,000 km strip stretching from Senegal to Djibouti, including Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia. The Niger part of the Great Green Wall is mainly made up of Acacia (white gum) and Bauhinia trees, two very drought-resistant species that can reach heights of twelve metres. AFP

Nigerien farmers look at a tree in the Great Green Wall in Simiri, about 100km north of Niamey, on November 13, 2021. - The Great Green Wall (GGBW) is a Pharaonic project of the African Union, which aims to restore 100 million hectares of dry land in Africa by 2030, along an 8,000 km strip stretching from Senegal to Djibouti, including Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia. The Niger part of the Great Green Wall is mainly made up of Acacia (white gum) and Bauhinia trees, two very drought-resistant species that can reach heights of twelve metres. AFP

Nigerien farmers look at a tree in the Great Green Wall in Simiri, about 100km north of Niamey, on November 13, 2021. - The Great Green Wall (GGBW) is a Pharaonic project of the African Union, which aims to restore 100 million hectares of dry land in Africa by 2030, along an 8,000 km strip stretching from Senegal to Djibouti, including Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia. The Niger part of the Great Green Wall is mainly made up of Acacia (white gum) and Bauhinia trees, two very drought-resistant species that can reach heights of twelve metres. AFP

A Nigerien farmer sits in the shade of a tree in the Great Green Wall site in Simiri, about 100km north of Niamey, on November 13, 2021. - The Great Green Wall (GGBW) is a Pharaonic project of the African Union, which aims to restore 100 million hectares of dry land in Africa by 2030, along an 8,000 km strip stretching from Senegal to Djibouti, including Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia. The Niger part of the Great Green Wall is mainly made up of Acacia (white gum) and Bauhinia trees, two very drought-resistant species that can reach heights of twelve metres. AFP

Moussa Adamou, the mayor of the municipality of Simiri, a town located one 100 km north of Niamey, visitsvisists the site of planted trees on the site of the Great Green Wall, in Simiro on November 13, 2021. - The Great Green Wall (GGBW) is a Pharaonic project of the African Union, which aims to restore 100 million hectares of dry land in Africa by 2030, along an 8,000 km strip stretching from Senegal to Djibouti, including Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia. The Niger part of the Great Green Wall is mainly made up of Acacia (white gum) and Bauhinia trees, two very drought-resistant species that can reach heights of twelve metres. AFP

A man walks through the Great Green Wall site in Simiri, about 100km north of Niamey, on November 13, 2021. - The Great Green Wall (GGBW) is a Pharaonic project of the African Union, which aims to restore 100 million hectares of dry land in Africa by 2030, along an 8,000 km strip stretching from Senegal to Djibouti, including Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia. The Niger part of the Great Green Wall is mainly made up of Acacia (white gum) and Bauhinia trees, two very drought-resistant species that can reach heights of twelve metres. AFP

A truck drives on a road within the Great Green Wall site of Simiri, about 100km north of Niamey, on November 13, 2021. - The Great Green Wall (GGBW) is a Pharaonic project of the African Union, which aims to restore 100 million hectares of dry land in Africa by 2030, along an 8,000 km strip stretching from Senegal to Djibouti, including Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia. The Niger part of the Great Green Wall is mainly made up of Acacia (white gum) and Bauhinia trees, two very drought-resistant species that can reach heights of twelve metres. AFP