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part and send us your story you are trying always to understand this your culture. your another visitor not to get you want to become citizens. the migrants your platform for reliable information. this is the news africa is coming up in the next 15 minutes it's forcing people to migrate costing economic growth and exacerbating conflicts there are warnings today about the bracelet which is turning to dust all over the world a phenomenon known as the desertification will look at the solutions being implemented in africa. and will meet the woman pulling no punches when it comes to empowering young girls but why is she teaching them to fight. to grow how to
knowing that like the woman they're the power they have a say and they can grow to be they could be the leaders of tomorrow. i am christine wonder welcome to news africa i'm glad you tuned in when the trees die and the grass stops growing it looks something like what you can see in this picture behind me this is desert of acacia and it's said to be one of the greatest threats to our planet now does it if acacia means fertile land is reduced to dust that forces people to migrate literally in search of green a posthumous insect the u.n. warns that in 25 years time around 135000000 people could be displaced because of a vacation and africa and bishops projects of africa to combat deserts of the cation is underway a belt of trees running from senegal in the west all the way across to djibouti in . the east is being planted it's called the great green war of africa and it will
stretch a staggering 8000 kilometers now that's not all because in guyana work is also being done to reverse the harm caused by the problem. for the last 10 years fama sami oban tang has been working hard to regenerate the arid land around his village of yemen reka in northern gonna get a lot of poor pointed out but they're not. the technique used to revive barren land focuses on the network of tree roots that lie underneath the dry ground. villages from yemen riga must regularly trim new shoots growing out of old stumps and it's hopes that these saplings will eventually grow into tool trees provide a regular runs on the building or. leave a bigger one of those or just want to cross away and reuse the firewood.
the advantage of planting new trees is that the fruit several ready deep in the soil so even if it rarely rains they can tap into the ground water. or to grow enough food soil eggs but tony right now dave has developed this method known as farmer manage natural regeneration he's working across africa with the aid organization world vision and believes this technique can change lives transform the whole country. because it has that potential people to be able to be self-sufficient on their own land they're not going to be so interested in joining a fart somewhere else families to raise they have aspirations and how they would like to lead their life it's already transformed the lives of villages in yemen rica with 82 hectic is of land reforested so far but large
stretches still look like a deficit meaning there's much more work to do. to shed more light on this topic we've invited the un's lead scientist on the subject of desire to vacation baron joseph all comes to us from taking our way he's currently attending a conference on vacation welcome to d.w. news africa let's just get to the basics one of the main causes of desire to vacation in africa. it was a mix of direct and indirect driver direct or typical things we know about such as unsustainable farming practices and overgrazing but the reality is the indirect arrivers that have to do with governance that have to do with consensus for people to hand down their farms to their children things that have to do with the larger picture of consumption and production in other countries which lead to grand
conversion in africa all of these are major drivers of land degradation i was told could you give us a sort of an impact say as system and i mean what are we seeing happening on the continent as a result of design to vacation so the processes of land degradation have led to an impact on 45 percent of the land area that can be farmed in africa so it's a very big impact and 25 percent is considered degraded to a level that is not going to be easy to continue that kind of practices it's lead to an amount of loss of sort of organic carbon which influences climate chosen that's about $127000000000.00 u.s. dollars a year but i'd also want to point out that the cost of action to do something about
that is $72000000000.00 so basically it's a $1.00 to $2.00 relationship in some areas the investment of a dollar could lead to 5 dollars of gains so the opportunity to move in the right direction is their right talking about moving in the right direction we know that they are various if it's and away we've talked about the great green wall being built across the sahara well in guyana we've got people planting trees what do you make of the if it's that are happening on the ground this is a scene that. well that's a very great start in the right direction and it's finally attracting the kind of attention necessary to lead to the investment so we're talking about a swath of 80 or sorry 8000 kilometers between the current and djibouti where we're trying to through restoration through sustainable land management through trying to create value chains for the products that people grow turning things
around in africa we're about 15 percent of the way there and i think if we do get the investment that's necessary it could have a tremendous and. right talking about this investment amway should it be coming from. i think it's a mix and i think that the fact that actually economists in germany and partnering with economist around the world have demonstrated that land can be an economic investment that it's a mix of public investment to get things off the ground so that we've got the base the home to get over if you will address and then i think it's public private partnerships trying to create the value that we would have anywhere in the world and investing in land ok thank you for your insights bearing just all coming to us from tickets capital unca when it does it take asian conference is underway thank you so we often bring you the profiles of people who are making
a difference in their communities here on africa and today a young woman from south africa gets the spotlights to be sent on line iran's and. fox the ils way she teaches young girls boxing skills now is the story of what she's hoping to achieve and the real fight she's preparing the little girls will. white chalk talk. it's almost 30 degrees in the school yard but that doesn't stop attendees. and how bucks holds from giving it their all to the girls this is more than just a workout. thanks. to both their self-confident interest to empower them as a woman like just for them to grow up knowing that like that woman they have
a power they have a say and they can motivate others they could be the leaders of tomorrow. tembisa works as a facilitator for boxcars the n.g.o.'s teaches girls how to defend themselves against violent attacks like most of the guards she is coaching she also comes from the township of khayelitsha almost 400000 people live in this township of kept on a lucia is one of the poorest parts of the city and up to a 3rd of its inhabitants believe in informal dwellings crime rates and violence are high. women and garza especially vulnerable over $40000.00 rape reported in south africa in the last year but the actual number is likely to be much higher as only one in 9 women would report it to the authorities tembisa and boxcars want these disturbing statistics to become a thing of the past 5 times
a week she coaches a group of 12 to 13 year old goers at a local primary school along with boxing tembisa also helps the girls with their homework gender equality and female empowerment at the core of 10 business work our goal to remove that negative mindset a bit of boxing it's all men for fulfillment it also like men for for the woman is what actually like any kind of sport these and any specific sport for women or for the men after the homework is done it's time to get moving. can be so wants the girls to know that they are just as strong as the boys this mindset has already rubbed off on some of the cars tag i like folks girls and i like the boxing basics because it protects me against the boys who sometimes
bullied me. tembisa is proud of the positive. the guy was. how wish for the future is to see more women in positions of power. not every man like sympathized with his woman or feel the same pain that a feeling and in those politics will find that everywhere every time the leader it's a man i think if that could shift a bit being a woman. the numbers will of. teenage pregnancy in a church. on a grassroots level tembisa hopes to transform african women into strong and leaders. and that is it for now from africa as always you can catch all our stories on our website and facebook page. today with images of
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