Converting Desert to Fertile Land

With planning and local involvement, what was once a clear delineation between desert and farmland is no longer the case.

By planting trees to protect from desert winds, local residents have gradually expanded arable land in sections of northern China. This project has already yielded 100 new acres where a variety of crops have been planted.

Reverse Desertification – Greening the desert in northern China

2007 marks the ceremonial start of another future generations project in Turpan, an ancient silk road city in northwestern China. With the participation of an estimated 10,000 local residents, cotton trees and grape vines are planted in China’s Taklamakan desert.

Project inauguration attended by local officials
 
Thousands of volunteers ready to plant


 
Reverse desertification – Greening the desert in northwestern China begins

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