The official campaign marking the start of EbA South project operations in Benichab (Inchiri region), one of the pilot sites for EbA interventions in Mauritania, started on Friday, 5 August 2016.
Launched by His Excellency Amedi Camara, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, in the context of the National Week of the Tree (Semaine Nationale de l’Arbre), this important campaign successfully gathered together high level politicians, NGOs and representatives of the local communities. The event was also attended by the Minister of Livestock, Fatma Mint Vall Souenae, the governor of Inchiri Diallo Amadou Samba, the Mayor of Benichab Abdel Aziz Mrabih and the EbA South National Focal Point Mohamed Yahya Lafdal.
The Minister appraised the irreplaceable role of the people in sustainable development; he stressed the need for joint efforts and the participation of families in these planting operations in order to ensure success. He also noted that these activities reflect the will of the President of the Republic, Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, for the benefit of the people.
The construction of a multi-use ‘green belt’ at Benichab, using mainly indigenous, climate resilient plant species, will help protect infrastructure and also create new livelihood opportunities.
His Excellency Amedi Camara, on behalf of the Government, thanked all the technical and financial partners involved in the EbA South project.