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Nigeria: EU promotes afforestation & environmental conservation


Friday, 07 September 2018

Nigeria: EU promotes afforestation & environmental conservation

An EU agro-forestry programme known as Fuel Wood Balance has commenced distribution of 760,000 additional free tree seedlings in seven local governments in Katsina State. The project manager, Chris Udokang, said the gesture was to promote afforestation and environmental conservation. Mr Udokang made the disclosure during the “National Annual Review Seminar on Improving Fuel Wood Balance’’ in the seven participating local governments in Katsina on Wednesday. He said the seedlings were produced during the agency’s 2018 nursery activity through the “Farmer Manage Tree Regeneration Programme’’. According to him, 7.09 million trees have been planted and maintained by farmers across the seven local government areas in the last three years under the FUWOBA. He said that the trees planted represented 129.92 per cent of the target value trees set under the programme. The project manager explained that 5 million trees representing 143.0 per cent of the target were also generated through “farmer managed regeneration approach’’ and 2 million seedlings through nursery approach.

Source: premiumtimesng.com