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A southern Senegalese man plans to plant five million trees in five years. After spending several years working in Europe, Adama Diémé returned to the Casamance region in 2020 with this imaginative plan. The 48-year-old was astounded to see that in areas where there had been hundreds of enormous trees in his youth, only a small fraction were still standing, if any at all. "There isn't even room for a single tree in some of these towns. They chop them down, but they don't plan on replanting "According to the BBC, he stated. While desertification is often cited as a cause of deforestation across Africa, over the wide reaches of the Casamance River, trees were likely felled for building materials, such as houses, or charcoal. Mr. Diémé is working to alter that as the project manager for a Spanish NGO in Casamance. He also works as a volunteer agricultural trainer. He didn't have a lot of money lying around, but he started a fundraising campaign and put in his own initial $5,000 (£4,100) to make his idea a reality. Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-64022938

  • Tabitha Kimani

    62 w

    It is possible.

    • Elizabeth Gathigia

      73 w

      Good news, we need to plant more and more trees to save our earth

      • Mary Nduta

        74 w

        Great work

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