by Juliana K. Tauna, Kaduna
Ahead of world international desertification day, a non-governmental organization, known as ‘African Climate Reporters,’ has organized a one-day sensitization workshop for young farmers on various ways to combat climate change, desertification, soil erosion (including River banks) and deforestation as factors affecting their farmlands every year.
Director of African Climate Reporters, Comrade Mohammed Zakariyya, has stressed the importance of training and re-training of young Nigerian farmers on various ways to combat the menace, in order to save more agricultural land from turning into desert-Sahara.
Comrade Zakariyya stated this at the one-day workshop organize by African Climate Reporters at TEKU International Farm Kaduna with the aim of educating young farmers about climate change and environmental degradation affecting agricultural land.
According to him, “Training helps more farmers to incorporate the latest scientific advances and technology tools into their daily operations in the farmland and the environment, which helps in protecting the farm.”