The United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Kuwait are in the midst of a massive project to re-landscape their deserts and transform them into fertile farmland, providing food security for their future. The countries are utilizing a mixture of microbes and soil — called mycorrhiza — that allows plants to absorb more nutrients than they can alone. By researching areas that have significant amounts of water and soil fertility and harnessing mycorrhiza they have already been able to convert 4,000 square meters of “hyper-saline waste-land” into a vegetable and grain producing farm.
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Secondo il Sahara Forest Project e' possibile trasformare il deserto in appezzamenti di lussureggiante vegetazione creando grandi serre che sfruttano l'acqua del mare e l'energia prodotta da impianti solari.