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World Desertification Day: Anambra warns against harmful environmental practices

Willie Obiano

The Anambra State Government has warned against unhealthy environmental practices to avert food crisis and desertification. Chief Willie Obiano, Governor of Anambra State Dr Emma Okafor, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 on the occasion of 2020 World Day to Combat Desertification ...

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World Day to Combat Desertification: Land degradation worsening in Ghana

Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng

To one schooled in natural resources management, it is simply unthinkable why a farmer would cultivate crops on river banks or even farm in river beds. If you belong to the scholastic group, you understand that this kind of farming practice is unsustainable, and undermines livelihood and development. But, for the farmer, it is an issue of livelihood survival, in ...

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World Day to Combat Desertification: As Nigeria joins campaign

Desertification in Nigeria

Have you heard the word “Desertification” before? Are you aware of the devastating impacts it could have? Does it make any sense to have a hand in such environmental disaster? Wouldn’t you rather be a solution to this threat? By way of introduction, Desertification is the process by which a fertile land becomes a desert. It is a land degradation ...

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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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World Day to Combat Desertification: Africa acts on distressed migration of youth

Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

A high-level symposium of Africa’s interior, environment and foreign affairs ministers held recently in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, warned that ignoring the plight of jobless young people in sub-Saharan Africa is a recipe for political instability and global insecurity. They called for support to create land-based jobs in the rural areas to ward off the temptation for the most disillusioned to ...

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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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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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