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National ENERGY GLOBE Award 2015
This project’s aim is to minimise desertification and land degradation in Sudan. Desertification is a process that decimates land productivity in many areas; we must therefore make every effort to quell this problem. This project hopes to use about 95% less water for irrigation and to increase food production by up to 100%. The project saw the planting of 7,000 olive trees in 2013. These trees have grown to 3 metres tall and have been harvested already, yielding 13 tonnes of olives, which were used to create 3,000 tonnes of olive oil. Since the project has started, more vegetation has been planted, including mango trees and other fruit and vegetables. This effort is leading to a more stable environment and is also contributing to feeding the hungry and enriching in the poor.
Cutting down more trees than are being planted is not sustainable and destroys our environment as deforestation leads to land degradation and low agricultural productivity. It also contributes towards destroying our water resources, which are key to life for everyone, and desertification which is a process of land degradation that decimates land and stops productivity and vegetation growth. This year’s National Winner of the Energy Globe Award in Sudan aims to quell this, planting olive and mango trees and other fruits and vegetables. Congratulations to this great initiative!