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Govt expresses commitment to tackle climate change in dry lands

Dr Bukar Hassan

Director- General, National Agency for the Great Green Wall, Dr Bukar Hassan, has reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to tackle the impact of climate change particularly in Nigeria’s dry lands. Dr Bukar Hassan Hassan said this on the sidelines of the National Stakeholders Workshop on the Formulation Process of Component 3 of the multi-country Scaling-Up Resilience In Africa’s Great Green Wall ...

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Govt trains youths, women to combat desertification

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

The Federal Government has put in place skill acquisition and entrepreneurship training, for youths and women to combat desertification and improve livelihood of communities affected by it. Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar A statement signed by Mrs Pauline Sule, Head ,Press and Public Relations, National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW) in Abuja on Monday, October ...

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Jigawa plants 2.5m trees to battle desert encroachment

Gov. Muhammad Badaru

The Jigawa State Government on Monday, August 31, 2020 began planting of 2.5 million tree seedlings to mitigate the adverse effects of desert encroachment. Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa State The 2.5 million assorted tree seedlings were produced during the COVID-19 lockdown. Gov. Muhammad Badaru performed the tree planting ceremony at Andaza Village in Kiyawa Local Government Area (LGA) of ...

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Defence Academy begins planting of 10,000 trees to tackle desertification

Tree planting

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has embarked on the planting of 10,000 variety of trees on its two campuses at Afaka and Ribadu areas of Kaduna to tackle desertification. Tree planting The planting of trees, tagged: “NDA Green Project’’, was inaugurated by the Commandant of NDA, Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham on Friday, June 19, 2020 to tackle desert encroachment. “One of ...

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Kubuqi: Chinese solution to desertification control lauded

Kubuqi model

The sixth Kubuqi International Desert Forum was held from Saturday, July 29 to Sunday, July 30, 2017 in the Kubuqi Desert in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, northern China. Participating guests from other countries visited Kubuqi and witnessed the successful practices of Kubuqi’s desertification control. The forum, it was gathered, offered them better understanding of the Kubuqi Model. They believe that the Kubuqi ...

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World Desertification Day: Campaign to invest in degraded lands underway

Monique Barbut

“Our land. Our home. Our Future,” is the rallying call for this year’s celebration of the World Day to Combat Desertification on 17 June 2017. The slogan draws global attention to the central role productive land can play in turning the growing tide of migrants abandoning unproductive land into communities and nations that are stable, secure and sustainable, into the ...

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Desertification: Sokoto to plant 1 million trees

Tree planting

As a way of tackling desertification in Sokoto State, Governor Aminu Tambuwal has disclosed that government has raised one million different varieties of seedlings of economic trees for free distribution to people in the state. ‎ He disclosed during the launch of the 2016 Tree Planting Campaign at Bissalam village, Dange-Shuni Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday that ...

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Africa’s Great Green Wall stars at Olympic opening ceremony


The history of the Olympic Games is one of chasing impossible dreams and stretching the limits of human ambition. Thus, it was fitting that, beneath the glitz and glamour, the Samba and Rio’s Carnival-like atmosphere, this year’s Opening Ceremony that held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday, 5 August 2016 showcased what has been described as the most impossible ...

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Images: People at the heart of land restoration

construction material

Land restoration in northern Niger  in West Africa is making degraded areas productive again, providing economic opportunities in a region where migration has become a tradition. Now, under Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations’ (FAO) Action Against Desertification programme, these efforts are being expanded to six African countries. According to the FAO, this development shows that land degradation ...

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Video: Nigeria reclaims desert in 11 states

Sally Big Story on Reclaiming De Desert

The Nigerian government has approved N10 billion to reclaim the desert along 11 front line states in the northern part of the country. Disregard the $10 billion mentioned in the narration in the report.

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