World Bank Pledges Support For NEWMAP, FADAMA

World Bank Pledges Support For NEWMAP, FADAMA 

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The World Bank has pledged support for Nigeria’s environment and agriculture, especially the FADAMA programme (FADAMA III AF).

It also included the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP).

The Country Director of the Bank in China, Harold Bedoya, disclosed this when he received a Nigerian delegation in Beijing.

Bedoya explained that the bank had also secured $433, 000 from the China-World Bank Group Trust Fund to enhance South-South Learning and Knowledge (SSKE) sharing for China, India and Nigeria.

He said the bank had secured trust funds to finance the two biggest projects, with the initiatives of government.

The director said when completed; they would have great positive impacts on the people, especially in the application of geo-spatial technologies for erosion control, and watershed planning.

Coordinator of NEWMAP, Salisu Dahiru Mohammed said the SSKE sharing would go a long way in promoting bilateral cooperation among the three countries.

He added that the two major initiatives, often referred to as flagship projects would continue to help in achieving sustainable development in food security and sustainable environment.

“The Trust fund (TF) is to enhance sharing on infrastructure development that are associated with major land and gully restoration, agricultural development and climate smart agriculture,” he said.

Also, SSKE Coordinator, Dr. Joy Agene explained that the countries would benefit from information and knowledge sharing among the participating countries.

She said the support by the World Bank would bring a global wealth of experience to Nigeria.


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