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Burkhard Bilger on desertification.

December 20th, 2011

Episode 236 of 447 episodes

This week in the magazine, Burkhard Bilger travels to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula to see some of the techniques people are using to fight desertification. Here Blake Eskin talks with Bilger about his visit to the Sahel, and how farmers there are using agroforestry to grow crops and keep the Sahara at bay.

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