The meeting aims to adopt a new plan of action to achieve the objectives of the project in the area of degraded land management on both sides of the Senegal River to conserve biodiversity and the fight against poverty within local populations in these areas.
Participants retreats and awareness on the fight against bushfires recommended yesterday Monday the establishment of permanent ground teams, equipped and specialized in charge of protecting the natural environment,
The Fourteenth meeting of the Regional Committee of Programming and the Follow-up of the CILSS ( CRPS) was held on Monday morning in Nouakchott under the presidency of Mr. Koréra Ishaga, Minister of the Agriculture and the Breeding, the Minister Coordinator of the CILSS.
COTONOU, Aug 13 (IPS) - Desertification poses a severe threat in the West African state of Mauritania, and Mohamed Yahya Lafdal is on the front lines of fighting the scourge.The director of environmental policy and co-ordinator of the National Programme of Action for Combating Desertification, he also serves as Mauritania's principal liaison -- or "focal point" ...
Mauritania is a Saharian country located in the North-West of Africa. The country is entirely covered by the desert; that is why its climate is a desertic one, Sahelian in the South and Saharian in the North. Independent since November 28th, 1960, Mauritania has a surface of 1,030,700 square kilometres and a population about 2,418,506 inhabitants.
Mauritania, with a population of 2 million, is one of the poorest countries in the world. It has a GDP per capita of about US$ 500. The Sahara desert covers about 77% of the country. Major climatic changes including a marked reduction in rainfall and desertification have seriously affected food security.
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