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Climate change: Africa faces drought, hunger, mass migration – Experts

Sharon Ikeazor

Nearly half of Africa’s population could face a future of widespread drought, hunger and mass migration due to the effects of climate change – but there is still time to prevent catastrophe by restoring the continent’s drylands, said experts at GLF Africa: Restoring Africa’s Drylands. Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Sharon Ikeazor; Fridays for Future activist, ...

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World Bank to invest over $5bn in drylands in Africa

David R. Malpass

The World Bank plans to invest over $5 billion over the next five years to help restore degraded landscapes, improve agriculture productivity, and promote livelihoods across 11 African countries on a swathe of land stretching from Senegal to Djibouti. David R. Malpass, President of the World Bank Group World Bank Group President David Malpass announced the investment at the One ...

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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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World Day to Combat Desertification: Conserving healthy soils for resilient drylands

Burkina Faso tree planting

On World Day to Combat Desertification observed globally on Saturday, June 17, 2017 the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) explores how conserving soil biodiversity can make dryland communities more resilient to drought and other threats, and prevent desertification Conserving soil-dwelling worms, insects and bacteria is not the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about nature conservation. In fact, ...

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