Global efforts to combat advancing deserts and help drought-stricken areas worldwide (Google / African News)


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UN meeting set to renew fight against desertification

NAIROBI, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) — Representatives from 194 countries and the European Union are due to begin a biennial meeting in Windhoek, Namibia on Monday to renew global efforts to combat advancing deserts and help drought-stricken areas worldwide build a sustainable future.

The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), adopted on June 17, 1994, is meant to counter the destructive force of desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through international cooperation.

It will be the first time for a southern African country to host a UNCCD conference of parties, highlighting the UN body’s focus on African countries, the hardest hit around the world in terms of desertification and land degradation.

During the September 16-27 gathering, up to 3,000 delegates, including government officials and environmental experts, are expected to discuss ways to scale up…

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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