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Maccaferri joins local and global institutions in fighting erosion in Nigeria


Frequent on-site visits by local and international institutions prove Maccaferri’s commitment to fighting erosion in Nigeria

Together with the World Bank, FAO and FGN, Officine Maccaferri visited several working sites in Nigeria, where soil erosion poses a serious threat to the local economy as a consequence of poor land management and inefficient maintenance

From November 21st to December, Maccaferri Nigeria participated in the annual supervision mission together with the World Bank, Food and Agricultural Organization and the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Maccaferri Nigeria Ltd and Siraj Nigeria Ltd (Siraj-Maccaferri) participated as the Federal Quality Control & Engineering Firm and were responsible for supervising designs from the states represented and quality control implementation.

The objectives for the mission were:

– Follow-up on implementation of the work and procurement plan.
– Implementation status of bio-remediation and watershed management activities.
– Discussion of counterpart fund management.
– Mission’s meeting with authorizing environmental bodies (Ministry of Environment).
– Impact evaluation.

Maccaferri is one of the most active companies ibn soil erosion protection in the region; soil erosion is a constant threat to local communities and, therefore, to the local economy.
The mission is, therefore, a collaborative work aimed at providing sustainable and efficient solutions to natural hazards to help the development of local communities, as we have previously reported.

In Abia state, one of the Nigerian regions most affected by erosion, seven project sites were visited. Four of the latter are still in the design phase, while three are on-going projects. Six more cites were also visited in Calabar, and the team recognized progress being made at the working site.

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