CCDI Takes Trees Protection Campaign to Borno, by Ben Nwabuwe

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

“The objectives of the project are to establish tree nurseries to encourage reforestation in localities affected by desertification and bio-diversity loss, to empower women through training in agro-forestry practices, energy conservation and tree nursery management and to provide them with environmentally friendly income generating activities”.
Adeleke explained that tree crops such as acacia, eucalyptus, gum Arabic, neem, date palm, guava and black currant were planted in woodlot nurseries in Yimirshika and Debiro. Maize, rice, sorghum, cowpea, tomatoes, pepper and spinach were also planted in both locations.
Adding that the women have been empowered economically through the sale of seedlings and produce from the farms.
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Source: This Day (Lagos)