World Day Against Desertification: Environment Delegate Adamawa, Encourages Reforestation

The Regional Delegate for Environment, Nature's protection and Sustainable Development for Adamawa, SIDIKI SAIDOU has encouraged young people, to refrain from burning "ankare" and reforest in order to restore the ecosystem.

On the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, the Regional Delegate asked that the population should "Stop deforestation" in Ngaoundére.

According to Sidiki Saidou the restoration of ecosystems will depend on how well the youths master changes in environmental issues.

"We are fighting to stop the advance of the desert and for that there is no miracle solution but to reforest," Regional Delegate for Environment, Adamawa Region.

The activities of the structure for which he is responsible, is focused on safeguarding biodiversity.

"Wherever we talk about reforestation or tree planting, we will honor our presence, because we must save what allows our economy and our well-being to exist," he said.

The Regional Delegate explained that ecosystem restoration is a local response to global challenges, as evidence by the countless initiatives carried out around the world, from school gardens to large-scale programs covering millions of hectares.

"Stop deforestation, carry out reforestation actions each year in a locality of your choice in the Adamawa Region; till this date over 3,000 shrubs have been planted."

The initiatives of the Regional Delegation in the Adamawa Region is to represent local actions led by the Ministry, who in synergy with the objective of UN-Environment, will restore 350 million hectares of degraded landscapes by 2030.

This could generate income for rural economies in the form of ecosystem services, thus contributing to poverty alleviation, especially among women.

In order to take action against desertification and climate change, to protect the livelihoods of the people who depend on their land for a living, stakeholders in Adamawa have made firm commitment to sensitize stakeholders so that at the local level they are on the front line in the fight against desertification.

By Katakap Heritier

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