Irish missionaries aiming to plant a million trees in parched regions of Africa
March 26, 2018 Irish Examiner
Irish missionaries are spearheading a bid to plant a million trees as part of the re-greening of one of Africa’s most parched regions.
The Republic has been invited by the United Nations to take a leadership role in helping deliver the Great Green Wall and combat desertification in a massive swathe of land south of the Sahara known as the Sahel.
The Laudato Tree Project, run by the Society of African Missions (SMA), hopes to create a lasting legacy from the Pope’s visit to Ireland this August.