The Ministry of Environment Climate Change and Natural Resources (MECCNAR)under the Central Project Coordination Unit (CPCU)through the Large Scale Eco-System Based Adaptation EbA Project recently organized a jointly monitoring quarterly visit, to various project sites across the country.
The purpose of the jointly monitoring visit by the Project Steering Committee of the EbA Project is to provide technical support to ensure successful implementation, progress made challenges and opportunities to reach out to forest communities affected by deforestation.
The EbA Project targets community forest members and local farmers to popularised agroforestry which supports farmers to improved soil fertility protect crops from winds and restored degraded lands. Agro-Forestry can improve the resilience of agricultural lands and mitigate the impacts of climate change.
During the monitoring visit, the technical adviser from the Ministry of Environment Climate Change and Natural Resources Mr Momodou Wuri Jallow said that The EbA Project has significant outcomes for communities by enhancing their livelihoods by empowering them with skills.
He said, Many Gambian aren't aware of the importance of Kiang West National Park which is the largest park in West Africa, plans are underway to fence the whole park to avoid future occurrence of bush fires.