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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

Team-Nigeria-Rio2016

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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China, UNCCD to curb desertification along drought-stricken belt

Monique Barbut

China and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) on Friday (17 June 2016) in Beijing, China launched the Joint Action Initiative to combat desertification, rehabilitate degraded land and mitigate the effects of drought (JAI). The initiative aims to make the whole region along the “Silk Road” environmentally sound and ecologically sustainable. The countries expect to prepare adequately for ...

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WED 2016: Ogun raises concern over desert encroachment

Bolaji Oyeleye

In the light of threats posed by climate change, the Ogun State Government has called on residents to desist from acts that can lead to desert encroachment. Commissioner for Environment, Bolaji Oyeleye, who stated this on Monday in Abeokuta, the state capital, while briefing newsmen in commemoration of the 2016 World Environment Day (WED), added that desert encroachment was a ...

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Review Great Green Wall operations to correct lapses – Dahiru

Umar Danladi Dahiru

Nigeria loses over 21,000sq km of its arable land annually to desertification which encroaches into the northern region of the country from the Sahara Desert. The destruction of farmlands in the north and the harsh weather caused by the desert have been blamed for the mass migration of locals down south in search of greener pastures, a situation that has contributed ...

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Pitfalls, potential of Great Green Wall project, by group

Pitfalls, potential of Great Green Wall project, by group

A non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Abuja, Connected Development (CODE), has listed drawbacks being experienced by a project aimed at curbing desertification in Nigeria and neighbouring countries. The group however unfolded measures it hopes to undertake to realise the scheme’s potential. The Great Green Wall (GGW) scheme brings together Nigeria and several other countries to grow a wall of trees ...

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