The National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW) says it has made significant investment in sustainable land and water management, improved land use planning within the Great Green Wall operational areas.
The director-general of NAGGW Dr. Bukar Hassan state this on Wednesday, during the Technical National Stakeholders workshop on the “The Prioritization of Indicators for Monitoring Sustainable Land Management Within the Great Green Wall (GGW) Operational Areas in Nigeria” in Abuja.
Dr. Hassan said that international Union for the Conservation of Nature through the Global Dryland Initiative designed a project ” closing the gaps in great green wall, linking sectors and stakeholders for increased synergy and scaling-up.
” The project has developed a sizeable human capacities across sectors with the sole purpose of closing gaps that impinge on effective implementation of the great green wall programme in participating countries,” he stressed.
According to him, the haphazard nature of gathering data and reporting in the diverse initiatives especially as it affects the GGW initiative needed to be harmonised to guide effective implementation processes across the African Sub-region.
Earlier in his remark, the programme officer, Global Dryland Initiative, Mr. Chris Magero, said the 11countries of the Sahara and Sahel are addressing the land degradation through sustainable Land management and sustainable agriculture.
He added that when land are degradated it means agriculture production becomes less and we have less primary production in terms of pasture, it affect food production for the local communities.
“The 25% of land degradation affect alot of population that are vulnerable to climate change, livelihood including food and water. “