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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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UN scribe urges urgent action on desertification


The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has called for an urgent action to protect and restore the world’s degrading land in a bid to reduce forced migration, improve food security and address the global climate change emergency. Left, UNCCD head, Ibrahim Thiaw, and far right, Turkish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Bekir Pakdemirli, after presenting prizes to the winners of the ...

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Desertification, drought remain most pressing environmental problems – Don

Prof. Nasiru Idris

The Dean, Faculty of Environmental Science, Nasarawa State University Keffi, Prof. Nasiru Idris, says desertification and drought remain the most pressing environmental problems facing Nigeria. Dean, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Nasarawa State University, Prof. Nasiru Idris Idris said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday, June 17, 2019 in Abuja to commemorate the 2019 World ...

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Chinese are destroying our farmlands, Ogun communities cry out

Igbesa farmland destruction by Chinese

Igbesa and Ejila communities in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Areas of Ogun State have called on President Mohammadu Buhari and the Ogun governor, Ibikunle Amosun, to save them from the Chinese encroaching on their land. Part of the land belonging to Igbesa community in Ogun being encroached upon by Chinese investors under the Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone. The community leaders and ...

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Gombe residents advised on tree planting to curb desertification


The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has urged the residents of Gombe State on the need to plant more trees during the wet season to fight the menace of desertification. Desertification and land degradation are very serious challenges. They lead to hunger and poverty Coordinator of the agency in the state, Mr Daniel Wuave, gave the advice ...

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Govt urged on Great Green Wall project to reduce effects of climate change


The Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP) on Thursday, April 18, 2019 urged the Federal Government to prioritise the Great Green Wall project to reduce environmental challenges and heat wave currently being experienced across the country. The metaphoric Great Green Wall will provide sustainable alternatives for millions of young people considering migrating from poverty-stricken areas in Africa’s Sahel region. Photo credit: ...

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