ACReSAL to partner with communities to tackle farmers herders clash in Jigawa
By Aliyu Dangida
The Agro Climatic Resilience Semi Arid Landscape (ACReSAL) has vowed to work with various communities to tackles the menace of erosion and environmental degradation and other land issues in Jigawa state.
The Project Coordinator, Yahaya Muhd Uba made the disclosure while addressing maiden press briefing with media managers in his office, said the development objective of the Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL) Project for Nigeria is to increase the implementation of sustainable landscape management practices in targeted watersheds in northern Nigeria and strengthen Nigeria’s long-term enabling environment for integrated climate-resilient landscape management.
“Theprojects will equally address farmers Fulani conflicts with a view to improved agricultural activities in the country, as well as to establish vegetation and cater the issue of annual flooding ravaging several farm lands and properties in the country”
Muhammad Yahaya explained further that ACReSAL is a multisectoral and joint project between the World Bank, Federal government and Jigawa state government aimed at mitigating climate change as well as enhance the livelihood of people through partnership with various critical stakeholders.
The ACReSAL according to the PC will equally revived five bursary plantation that will be used as a pilot scheme in five local government areas in the state to provide atleast 500,000 economic tress that will be planted along road side in the state for environmental protection.
He stated that mini dams will be constructed with a view to improved the watersheds system that will assist the farmers in massive food production which help in addressing the annual communal clash between farmers and Fulani .
Said he:- “The construction of mini dams will assist the state government in saving cost in water supply through construction of boreholes in the state, government under this project has introduced new solar water that will assists farmers to ease farming activities in the state”.
He explained further that a group of professionals from various ministries merged together for the success of this projects which include Agric, Environment and Water staff.
Hotpen reports ACReSAL is a 6 year project aims to increase the implementation of sustainable landscape management practices in targeted watersheds in northern Nigeria and strengthen Nigeria’s long-term enabling environment for integrated climate-resilient landscape management.