NEWMAP

NEWMAP

WORLD BANK NEWMAP AFFORESTATION

In 2020-2021 Ekiti State has been a focal state of the World Bank-backed NEWMAP erosion control project. The NEWMAP project in Ekiti is reforesting 250 hectares as part of a multi-pronged erosion control strategy. 160 hectares are plantings of mainly indigenous species in the nine Forest Reserves, and the rest is farmer led plantings of fruit and timber species. The Forestry Commission has co-planned the plantings, grown seedlings to supply the project, and field-supervised operations in Forest Reserves.