ACReSAL Project Making Impact in Niger State
By Faridat Salifu
The National Project Coordinator (NPC) of ACReSAL, Mr. Abdulhamid Umar has emphasized the need for inter-institutional strengthening and lauded the State Project Management Unit (SPMU) of Niger for their commendable works on environmental sustainability and improved agricultural yield for rural farmers.
Similarly, the Co-Task Team Leader (TTL) of the ACReSAL Project, Manivel Sene, has expressed satisfaction with the progress made by the SPMU, praising the team for their excellent grasp of the project objectives and strong engagement with the project beneficiaries.
During the recent technical support mission carried out by the World Bank team and specialists from the Federal Project Management Unit (FPMU), Mr. Sene commended the SPMU for their dedicated efforts and urged them to continue working collaboratively for the successful implementation of the project in the state.
In Popoi community, Chanchaga Local Government Area, the impact of the project was evident as hybrid mangoes were successfully planted on a five-hectare farmland to combat land degradation, benefiting over 150 households.
However, the community highlighted the challenge of water supply, emphasizing its importance for the survival of the mango trees.
The NPC took note of this critical issue and assured the community of continued support.
Meanwhile, in Nagun community, the intervention of the ACReSAL Project in combating desertification and restoring degraded lands was met with gratitude from the community leaders.
They appreciated the supply of seedlings, farm tools, herbicides, and various training sessions that enhanced their livelihoods.
The ACReSAL Project’s impact in Niger State is being felt deeply, with communities benefiting from sustainable agricultural practices and the restoration of degraded lands, setting the stage for improved livelihoods and environmental stability.