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A Story of Regeneration and Reforestation from Eritrea

This is a story about how human intelligence and photosynthesis combined to create abundance and natural regeneration in a place where previously only sand, seawater and sunlight existed.

During 1998 – 2003, a remarkable Seawater Farming project took place in Eritrean that showcased the successful development of seawater-based agriculture in an arid coastal zone leading to big profits, a revitalised environment and the creation of many jobs. Can this project be replicated to breathe life into some of the other 25,000 miles of poor coastal desert around the world? (© seaphotoart / stock.adobe.com)

BY NICK JEFFRIES

The application and potential benefits of circular economy thinking have been widely described in the European context. What has been less commonly explored is the application in lower income countries such as those in sub-Saharan Africa.

During 1998 – 2003, a remarkable project took place in the tiny desert country of Eritrea that showcased a systems thinking approach to the development of seawater-based agriculture in an arid coastal zone leading to big profits, a revitalised environment and the creation of many jobs. Continue reading A Story of Regeneration and Reforestation from Eritrea