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Zamfara to plant one million trees to tackle desertification

Bello Matawalle

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has announced, on the margins of the ongoing COP26 holding in Glasgow, UK, that his government will plant one million trees to fight desertification. Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State Matawalle gave the indication on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the global conference, when he hosted the Zamfara State side event, at the ongoing ...

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Afforestation: Edo to plant 10m tree seedlings in 10yrs


The Edo State Government says it will plant 10 million tree seedlings in the next 10 years to combat desertification in the area. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Mr Lucky Wasa, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Sustainability, stated this in an interview in Benin City, the state capital, on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Wasa said that the exercise ...

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10m tree seedlings planted in North-East Nigeria in two years

Tree planting

No less than 10 million tree seedlings were planted by state governments in the North-East region, to enhance afforestation and check desert encroachment in the last two years. Tree planting A survey shows that the trees were planted in Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe and Yobe states between 2019 and 2021. The states are among the 11 desert prone areas alongside ...

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Environmentalist advocates more afforestation activities to curb desertification

Burkina Faso tree planting

An environmentalist, Mr Gafar Odubote, has called for increased afforestation efforts to address the growing desertification encroachment on farmable lands in the country. Combating desertification: Planting some 20,000 trees to create living hedges Odubote, the regional manager of “Let’s Do it Africa”, a non-profit organisation with bias for environmental issues, made the call in an interview on Monday, June 21, ...

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3.2bn people under threat of desertification, drought, says UN chief

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that a combination of land degradation from climate change and the expansion of agriculture, cities and infrastructures, are undermining the well-being of 3.2 billion people across the globe. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres Guterres said this in his message on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 to mark World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, globally ...

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Stepping up global efforts, only way to safeguard environment – UN President

Volkan Bozkir

The President of the UN General Assembly, Mr Volkan Bozkir, says stepping up global efforts to combat land degradation is the only way to safeguard health and the environment against future threats. President of the General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir. convened the Dialogue Bozkir spoke on Monday, June 14, 2021 at the UN headquarters in New York at a high level ...

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High-Level Dialogue on Desertification: Reversing land degradation crucial to fighting climate change

Volkan Bozkir

Climate change, overuse and conversion for agriculture, cities and infrastructure mean that one fifth of the planet’s land area is degraded. This damage, which also drives drought and desertification, harms the livelihoods of almost half the planet’s population. However, as much as one billion hectares can be restored over the next 10 years if there is political will. President of ...

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Govt tasks stakeholders on sustainable land management policy to reverse desertification

National Agency of the Great Green Wall (NAGGW)

The Federal Government has urged environmental stakeholders to brainstorm and come up with a policy document for the implementation of sustainable land management in order to reverse desertification in the country. Participants at the National Agency of the Great Green Wall (NAGGW) workshop Dr Bukar Hassan, Director-General, National Agency of the Great Green Wall (NAGGW), made this known on Wednesday, ...

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Insurgency in North-East aids desertification, prevents tree planting


States in the North-East geo-political zone of Nigeria are reinforcing proactive measures to check the threat of desertification and erosion in their respective areas. Desertification in northern Nigeria According to a recent survey, state governments and other stakeholders have expressed concern over the situation, expressing the need for concerted efforts by all to check the menace. They identified causes and ...

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South-West stakeholders call for urgent solution to gully erosion


A survey conducted in the South-West region in Nigeria has shown that gully erosion is a pronounced environmental challenge that needs to be urgently tackled. A gully erosion site An environment expert, Prof. Isaac Olatunji, urged both the federal and the state governments to set up appropriate policies to combat desertification and gully erosion. Olatunji, who is also the Dean, ...

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