Jatropha Project, Panacea To Desertification, Poverty Alleviation – FG
The Minister of Environment, Hajia Amina has said that the Jatropha Value Chain Project, will serve as an approach not only for the successful production of viable green alternative to fossil fuels, but to serve as an effort to curb desertification as well as alleviate poverty in the country.
Hajia Mohammed stated this during a media dialogue with editors in Abuja, yesterday, entitled: “Diversification of the Economy: The Role of Jatropha.”
She stated that Jatropha will also provide additional means of livelihood for local communities that are losing ground water and vegetation every year due to desertification.
‘’The project will create an avenue for the diversification of the Nigerian economy through empowering people, taking climate action to fight desertification as well as reducing poverty, thus enhancing socio-economic growth across the country.
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