Jul 16, 2010, 1:16 PM
in the environment and forestry sector were on
afforestation initiative (Great Green Wall for
welcoming remarks, Mrs. Nancy Nyang, acting permanent secretary for Forestry
and Environment, said that land degradation and desertification are causing a
serious threat to the socio-economic development of the continent particularly
to the arid and semiarid zones of
stressed that for us to attain the
She said that the government has demonstrated her committed to sustainable environmental development through the ratification of environmental conventions and strengthening national institutions charged with the responsibility of managing natural resources.
According to her, the idea of tree planting is nothing new in The Gambia. She reassured the AU delegation of the country's fullest co-operation.
Mrs. Fatoumata Jallow Ndoye, an AU official, deliberated on the activities of the African Union with regard to agriculture and the rural economy as well as the structures and agencies of the continental body.