07/03/2013 - During his recent visit to the Zinder Region in Niger, Luc Gnacadja, the UNCCD Executive Secretary learned from villages the significant impacts of Faidherbia on crop yields and on their livelihood. Upon return from the field, a press conference was held and the national TV news reported extensively about the visit.
In Niger, Mr. Gnacadja also met the Prime Minister and the Minister of Water and Environment of Niger, the Niger Basin Authority, and representatives of civil society organisations and Niamey-based research institutes. He also met with His Excellency Issoufou Mahamadou, President of Niger, and discussed the Zinder Region field visit Mr. Gnacadja undertook. The President is well aware of the scale and impacts of re-greening in Niger.
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