"The Man Who Stopped the Desert"

CHANGWON, South Korea, Oct 19, 2011 (IPS) – Yacouba Sawadogo, a peasant farmer from Burkina Faso, is known as the “man who stopped the desert.” But when he first tried to save his arid land from desertification by planting the trees that have since grown into a 15-hectare forest, people in his village thought he was mad.

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"The Man Who Stopped the Desert"

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