BUK to hold conference on conflicts in dry land, food security

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By Ramatu Garba

The Centre for Dry land Agriculture (CDA) of Bayero University, Kano says it plans to hold its fourth conference on dry land and food security from Sept. 12 to Sept. 14 in Kano.

Prof. Jibrin Mohammed-Jibrin, the Director, CDA, said this when he briefed newsmen in Kano on Monday.

“The biennial international conference on drylands is one of the programmes of the centre that provides a platform for disseminating research findings, networking and sharing experiences between scientist, practitioners and other stakeholders.

‘’The conference has the theme “Ecosystem Restoration and Natural Resources Management: Exploring Opportunities for Food Security in the Drylands” and “Improving Climate-Resilient Agriculture in West Africa: Leveraging the Success of the Regional Africa Centers of Excellence,’’ he said.

Mohammed-Jibrin said the theme aligned with the current United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration to address development changes and food security.

“This year’s conference 100 papers would be presented and bring together scientists, farmers, policymakers, CSO and private sector from United States, China and Senegal among others to share knowledge and experiences.

‘’The stakeholders will address low agricultural productivity, climate change, high population pressure and unsustainable land use in West Africa and Central Africa.

“The CDA is a World Bank and AFD-supported Africa Centre of Excellence in dryland agriculture.

“The Centre works in collaboration with various stakeholders to support adaptation to the changing environment in Africa drylands through training, research and outreach” Mohammed-Jibrin said. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

Edited by Inuwa Ali-Baba

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