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Straw checkerboards help transform desert into oasis

Updated:2022-06-30 13:29:59

Tang Ximing, head of a sand stabilization tree farm, showed how to make a straw checkerboard on a dune at Shapotou in Zhongwei, Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region on Monday morning.

Sabina Makarova, a vlogger from Russia, learned from Tang why the straw grid is one of the most effective ways to fight desertification.