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ACReSAL plants over 2,000 trees in Kano LG

Kano State Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscape (ACReSAL) Project has planted over 2,000 fruit-bearing trees in Shanono Local Government Area of the state.

The flag-off of the program took place at the palace of the District Head on Saturday.

The State Project Coordinator, Dr. Dahiru M Hashim expressed enthusiasm, over the tree planting exercise considering the enormous benefits to the community.

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 Hashim said, “This achievement marks a significant step forward in our mission to build agricultural resilience in semi-arid regions. Fruit-bearing trees not only provide sustenance but also contribute to the economic prosperity of our communities.”

The Project Coordinator represented by Aminu Gidado, the State Project Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, enumerated the importance of tree planting and how relevant it is for the trees to be taken care of by the people in the community.

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Aminu Gidado, Kano-ACReSAL Project Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

“Not just planting the trees, it’s very crucial we should understand the basic knowledge that are related to trees, and the relevance they have in our society,’’ the Project Coordinator said.

“Having knowledge about the importance of tree planting will help us health-wise, environmentally, and within our daily activities, because of the air we breathe in, it is very important we should have it in mind,’’ he added.


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‘’This diversification is expected to provide not only a sustainable source of nutrition but also contribute to the environmental well-being of the area.’’

SOLACEBASE reports that the 2000 fruit-bearing trees planted at Shanono Local Government include a variety of species ranging from Mango, Orange, Guava, and Lemon, carefully selected to thrive in the semi-arid climate of the region.

Ummukulsum Muhammad, a lecturer with the Department of Environmental Studies, Bayero University Kano, (BUK) gave more insights on tree planting and how to cater for them, she says “Before I tell you how to plant trees, let me draw your attention to the effect of cutting down trees, trees bear fruit, its medicinal and have so many nutritional values to the earth, not just only to humans.”

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Muhammad noted that “When planting a tree, it’s very crucial you do it early in the morning or late in the evening, there are so many ways to plant a tree, which need careful intervention and knowledge”

On his part, the District Head, Alhaji Sulaiman Rabi’u appreciated the ACReSAL team for conducting the tree planting exercise which has a lot of future benefits to the community.


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