Dutch scientists close to ‘breakthrough’ method of growing crops in deserts

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Scientists in the Netherlands say they are close to a breakthrough which will allow crops to be grown in deserts. Many say this could completely alter life on the African continent and even end hunger.

World leaders meeting at the climate talks in Germany are being urged to commit to more funding for new agricultural projects in drought-stricken parts of the world.

Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports from the Netherlands.

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Yo-sup Stahlin says:

I wonder how Al zazeera is showing this

onesufi says:

Isreal is way ahead of the game , they already have a forest in the desert and now making plans for a rain forest. They are also helping many African countries with this technology along with greenhouse technology.

mikemer79 says:

poor people of Greece can feed

Satish Ramawamy says:

Millet already grows in the desert

Zero Tolerance says:

The problem is to many people really figured that out first ,we the ones that makes climate change?

William Wonka says:

Its called hydroponics its been used for very long time. Collecting rain water etc with hydroponics is hardly a new idea. Humans already have vast technology it's the will that it is lacked

Big Bigg says:

the Chinese allready have this

shaw Lingham says:

Me too I agree

Nemesis says:

I hope the Africans will take better care for it than the railroads we build overthere

Ibn Muhammad says:

This won't solve anything. The problem is not the soil but not enough water to make it crop producing. China is developing ways to grow crops with salt water.

Mike McDaniels says:

The European white man will save the world again, then receive nothing but scorn for his labor.

appie D says:

I love My country !

millenium2003 says:

All this just to stop africans from flooding into Europe.

KYPMbangi says:

"we use only rainwater" hahahahaha

dhuli moong aadha kilo says:

plants grow better with other plants dont try to tame nature

lkhanaajav batbaatar says:

What is the yellow strip of things? Is that new light?

Political Gypsy says:

How sad that the US will never be part of this.
We are too attached to the war machine to destroy life, not sustain it.

El Bottoo says:

2 years away?

China already has a giant field of crops growing in the gobi desert right now.

Axis Orbito says:

China already did this

John LeMahieu says:

Hydroponics… Any Marijuana grower has known this information for decades.

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