Nigeria, 31 other countries move to restore Africa’s degraded landscape
Nigeria and 31 other countries have pledged to restore about 128 million hectares of forest and other degraded landscape, across Africa.
Minister of State for Environment, Bar. Sharon Ikeazor, stated this while delivering her keynote address at the inaugural meeting of ‘AFRI100 National Stakeholders’ Platform on Degraded Forest and Landscape’.
The African Forest Restoration Initiative (AFRI100) is a country-led effort to restore 100 million hectares of forest and degraded landscape, across Africa by 2030.
Ikeazor, represented by Saghir el Mohammed, Director of Press in the Ministry, explained that AFRI100 will accelerate achievement of food security, increase climate change resilience and mitigation, as well as combat rural poverty.
The Minister disclosed that 13 billion hectares of forest are lost to land conversion for agricultural uses such as pastures and cropland.
She however, pointed out that the use of the multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral approach is very appropriate for a successful forest and landscape restoration in Africa.
Saghir el Mohammed
Federal Ministry of Environment
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Report By: PRNigeria.com