ACREeSAL Project begins tree pruning exercise in Sokoto

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The Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL), Project has began tree pruning to save the trees from decaying and dying as a result of mistletoe infectious disease.

The Project Coordinator, Alhaji Ibrahim Gatawa, said the exercise was to ensure smooth growth of the trees in recognition of their importance in the society.

According to him, “Parts of the covered areas that were worst hit included, Shinkafi road, Zamfara, Gawon-Nama Area, Sultan Abubakar road, Gidado road and Gusau road, among others.”

He said the pruning exercise would continue in other areas, adding that effort was collaborative one with some institutions to save the trees in the state.

The project aims at strengthening Nigeria’s long-term enabling environment for integrated climate-resilient landscape management.

The project comprises of four components ranging from dry land management, implementation of integrated watershed management planning and addressing challenges of large-scale watershed degradation in northern Nigeria.

It also consists strategic watershed planning, landscape investments, special ecosystems and community climate resilience, among others.

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