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Land Degradation

Consumers, private sector critical in fighting droughts, land degradation

Desertification

More than 3.2 billion people, or two in every five people, are impacted by land degradation today and up to 143 million people could move within their countries by 2050 to escape water scarcity and falling crop productivity due to the slow onset impacts of climate change. To avoid these threats, Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), ...

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UN urges effective land preservation to combat desertification

land degradation

On World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought observed on Sunday, June 17, 2018, the UN has called for effective land preservation to combat desertification. According to a statement by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), land is not a limitless resource and ignoring its role in our everyday lives threatens food and water supplies, biodiversity and the security ...

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World Day to Combat Desertification: You are more powerful than you think!

UNCCD COP13 - Monique Barbut

Are you overwhelmed by the depressing news coming at you daily? Conflict, forced migrants, famine, floods, hurricanes, extinction of species, climate change, threats of war … a seemingly endless list.  It might surprise you, but you can really make a difference on many of these issues. Just like every raindrop counts towards a river and every vote counts in an ...

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SEMA sensitises Kaduna residents to flood issues

kaduna

The Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) says it has started sensitising residents to early-warning flood signals in the flood-prone areas of the Kaduna metropolis. Mr Ben Kure, the Executive Secretary of SEMA, said this on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna. He said that the agency had embarked on the ...

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Government to establish 300ha of woodlot in Gombe

Alhaji Salisu Dahiru

The Federal Government is to establish 300 hectares (ha) of woodlot in seven out of the 11 Local Government Areas of Gombe State. Mr Richard James, Communication Officer, Nigeria Erosion Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), a World Bank assisted project of the Federal Ministry of Environment, disclosed this on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Kaltungo town of Kaltungo Local Government Area ...

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Work on N493m Sokoto erosion control project completed

Aminu Tambuwal

The N493 million erosion control project being undertaken by the Federal Government in Tambuwal Local Government in Sokoto State has been completed. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the project was flagged-off on June 4, 2017 by Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Prof. Stephen Ocheni, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari. The project involved road improvement at Dogon ...

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N530m scheme gives Niger flood, erosion control a boost

Mansur Dan Ali

The Federal Government said on Monday, June 4, 2018 that no part of the country would suffer neglect owing to its geographical location or political affiliation. The Minister of Defence, Brig.-Gen. Mansur Dan Ali (rtd), gave the assurance at the inauguration and handing over of Magama Erosion and Flood Control Project, executed at about N530 million by the Ecological Funds ...

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NEWMAP donates tools to SEMA to control flood in Gombe

Salisu Dahiru Newmap

Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) has donated working tools to the Gombe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to control flood in the state. Mr Bala-Dozen Nayaya, NEWMAP State Project Management Coordinator, made the presentation of the working tools to SEMA officials on Friday, June 1, 2018 in Gombe, the state capital. Nayaya said the aim of the donation ...

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How to tackle flood, erosion devastating south-east, by Jibril

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

Minster of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, has called on the Anambra State University to, as a matter of priority, establish a National Centre for Erosion Studies to address the alarming rate of flood and gully erosion devastating the state and other parts of the south-east. Jibril made the call at the weekend in Awka, the Anambra State capital, during his ...

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Lekki Conservation Centre threatened by erosion, says NCF

Lekki Conservation Centre

The Director-General of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, raised the alarm on Saturday, May 26, 2018 that erosion may soon wipe off the Lekki Conservation Centre (LCC) in Lagos. Aminu-Kano told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that sand filling, dredging and land reclamation activities in various communities in the area directly threatened the existence of the ...

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