Preventing desertification and providing environmental management and sustainable livelihoods (Edmortimer)

DESERTIFICATION

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http://edmortimer.wordpress.com/2011/08/13/women-farmers-regenerate-barren-land-in-ghana/

Women farmers regenerate barren land in Ghana

Statistics show 49 out of the 138 districts in Ghana ARE currently in the desert belt, which poses a threat to the national development

SPECIAL REPORT BY XINHUA CORRESPONDENT Albert Oppong-Ansah

Posted 12 August 2011, by Albert Oppong-Ansah, CoastWeek Newspapers Ltd., coastweek.com

NANDOM, Ghana (Xinhua) – Bearing in mind the importance and the benefits of land as a natural resource for present and future generations, women in northwest Ghana have successively regenerated about 1,000 acres of barren land for agriculture and other purposes.

The women, members of the Kanpour Women Association (KWA) have made it their responsibility to regenerate barren land in Kanpour in the Lawra district and its adjoining communities in the Upper West Region.

As part of the efforts of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to combat desertification in Ghana, KWA initiated the…

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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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