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Gambia: AFES plants 70,000 saplings of mangroves along Jokadou Wetland

The Association for Food and Environment Security (AFES), a Community-Based Organization of Jokadou Dasilami in the North Bank Region with support from UNDP Small grant Global Environment Facility (GEF), has planted 70,000 saplings of mangroves to restore lost vegetation cover, enhance breeding for seafood and contribute to environmental management.

The mangroves were planted along Jokadou Dasilami wetland to mitigate the effects of climate change and stabilize soil and water erosion along the coastal and marine line, provide spooning ground for fish, minimise salt intrusion and enhance climate resilience building.

Ba Ansu Fofana, Programme Coordinator of AFES, said the planting of mangroves was part of a series of tree planting exercise for the year 2017, declaring the annual tree planting activities are to mitigate the effects of climate change and boost food security.

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