“According to our calculations, there are more than 70 species of plants grown here. Many are not planted by us, but they simply grow themselves, “said Associate Professor Zhao Chaohua. “The costs of artificial materials and machines for transforming sand into soil are lower than those of controlled agriculture and environmental rehabilitation,” said Professor Yang Qingguo.
The technological breakthrough of the Chinese offers an effective solution to deforestation. A reforestation project is currently underway and aims to reforest 50% of the degraded desert lands in the next three years.
Scientists are eager to expand their project and are confident their goal for the moment is to turn an additional 13,000 hectares into arable land.
Source China has found a revolutionary way to turn deserts into rich cultures: TruthTheory