Inadequate water for trees and crops: The severity of the drought in northern Nigeria has severely affected afforestation projects. Tree plantations hardly survive the to the next rainy season, due to inadequate water and increased evapotranspiration. Despite efforts by government and non-governmental organizations, optimum vegetative cover has not been achieved. The encroaching deserts and declining water supply has hampered agricultural output and diversity.
The communities who are supposed to be custodians of these project are not usually carried along during project design and implementation, this makes them to develop an “i-don’t-care” attitude towards the projects.
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We want to adress the issue of seedlings production.