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ACReSAL trains Kano communities on forest management

The Agro Climatic Resilience in Semi–Arid Landscape project (ACReSAL) has organised a 6-day training for the local communities surrounding Falgore game reserve in Kano on the best utilisation of the livelihood packages provided by the project.

The group in its continual effort to ensure that Falgore game reserve regains its lost glory, is holding the training programme at the Central Primary School Falgore, in Tudun-Wada area of Kano State from Feb. 28 to March 4, 2024. 

According to a statement by the spokesperson of Kano-ACReSAL, Maryam Abdulqadir, the concept was conceived under component A3 of the ACReSAL project (Special Ecosystem: Forest Management), an activity under the project that is focused on ensuring that the integrity of the ecosystem is maintained to enable the environment to benefit from the critical functions it serves in the area dryland management.

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“Kano ACReSAL built the capacity of the local communities of Yantabarmi, Gada-Biyu, and Falgore on Crop Production Management, Sustainable Practices, Climate Change Adaptation, Livestock Management, Data Management and Use, and Farming Business and Marketing.

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“The training came about as part of the deliberate efforts of the project to provide an alternative means of sustenance for the local communities who choose to lean on the indiscriminate extraction of forest resources to the detriment of the realization of a healthy environment for sustainable development.”

In his welcome address, the State Project Coordinator, Dr. Dahir Muhammad Hashim urged the participants to make good utilization of the opportunity given by the project, for them to improve their living conditions. 

He also emphasised the need for the local communities to embrace the calling for the healing of the environment as the effect of the negative land use has already manifested in all sectors of human development, especially the farming activities that the local communities largely depend on to sustain their livelihoods.

 

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