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Group commends Gombe’s tree-planting initiative to check desertification

Burkina Faso tree planting

Jewel Environmental Initiative (JEI), an NGO, has commended the Gombe State Government for initiating a massive tree-planting scheme aimed at growing four million trees across the state in four years. Combating desertification: Planting some 20,000 trees to create living hedges in Burkina Faso The programme tagged: “Gombe Goes Green” (3G) is an initiative of Gov. Inuwa Yahaya’s administration to plant ...

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Nigeria reclaims 70 gully sites, 2,500ha of degraded land in six years

Salisu Dahiru

The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) says it has reclaimed over 70 active gully erosion sites and 2,500 hectares (ha) of degraded land across the country. Salisu Dahiru, National Project Coordinator of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) Mr Salisu Dahiru, the National Coordinator of NEWMAP, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on ...

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Bauchi inaugurates tree planting campaign to curb desertification

Bala Mohammed

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 inaugurated 2019 Tree Planting campaign with the theme “Planting for Reclamation’’. Gov Bala Mohammed Mohammed, who inaugurated the campaign in Gadau, expressed regret that the state was facing environmental challenges such as drought, desertification, erosion and floods. He said combined effects of the problems in the environment led to ...

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Nigeria ranks highest in deforestation rate globally, says NEWMAP boss


The National Coordinator, Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), Mr Salisu Dahiru, has said that Nigeria ranks the highest with deforestation rate in the world. Deforestation. Photo credit: Dahiru said this on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in Benin City, Edo State, while delivering a lecture titled “Managing land degradation in Nigeria: the challenges, action and remediation,” at the ...

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Combating desertification in Nigeria: Lessons from Ankara


Promoting good land stewardship for the benefits of present and future generations has continued to attract global attention as the World Day to Combat Desertification held on June 17. Desertification and land degradation are said to be serious challenges that can lead to hunger and poverty This year’s global observance, which marked the 25th anniversary celebrations of the adoption of the ...

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2019 Environment Outreach Magazine lecture explores land degradation

Salisu Dahiru Newmap

National Coordinator of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), Mallam Salisu Dahiru, is Guest Speaker at the 10th Environment Outreach Magazine Public Lecture/Awards Ceremony that holds on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in Benin-City, Edo State. Salisu Dahiru, National Project Coordinator of NEWMAP Themed “Managing Land Degradation in Nigeria: The challenges, Actions and Remediation”, the Lecture will be chaired ...

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How Turkey is combating desertification, by minister

Bekir Pakdemirli

The government of Turkey says it has planted a total of 4.5 billion tree seedlings in the past 16 years as part of the Mediterranean country’s afforestation and erosion control activities. Turkey’s Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli (left) and head of the UNCCD Ibrahim Thaw (right) at the international congress on “Successful Transformation toward Land Degradation Neutrality: Future Perspective” ...

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Great Green Wall: Key to Nigeria’s greatness

Dr Bukar Hassan

The Great Green Wall (GGW) is one of the most audacious efforts in human history, because the GGW countries are faced with conflict, migration, poverty and hunger at the same time, and at an unprecedented level. Dr Bukar Hassan Now that a new Director General has taken over at the helm of affairs at the National Agency for Great Green ...

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Desertification Day: AU urged to declare state of emergency on forestry


As the world marks Desertification Day, Mr Pima Hoffman, an expert, has called on the African Union (AU) to declare a state of emergency on forestry among the 55 member states to avert desertification. Deforestation. Photo credit: Hoffman, the Assistant Director, African Climate Reporters, an NGO, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ...

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Desertification Day: FAO project develops blueprint for large-scale dryland restoration

FAO land restoration

Some 25 million trees planted, 53,000 hectares brought under restoration, 700,000 people reached. This is the balance of five years of regreening drylands in the Sahel and the Sahara by an innovative Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) restoration scheme called Action Against Desertification. For the coming 10 years, it is gearing up to restore a yearly one million hectares of ...

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