Desertification is considered among the greatest environmental disasters facing humanity in the twenty-first century: with rising global temperatures due to the greenhouse effect along with negative agricultural and environmental activities, vast areas of arable land are threatened with devastation, destroying with it the possibility of feeding hundreds of millions. This danger increases drastically in countries with previous histories of drought and lack of rain, such as those countries in the Arab world, where 90% of the land is desert and dry valleys, and the very little remaining land subject to constant desert crawl. For that reason, a number of modern technological solutions and innovations may have a fundamental role in protecting the future of the region and its people agriculturally and nutritionally. Desert Control, a start-up in this field, has developed “Nanoclay” which can turn desert soil into fertile farmland in a matter of hours.
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