Green Sahara Farms (GSF) has disclosed plans to revitalise about 200,000 hectares of land in the North-central and Sahel regions.
The chief executive officer, of GSF, Suleiman Dikwa explained that the farm in partnership with other agencies is creating a full value chain in the two regions through the planting of trees and creating a green economy where human beings sustainably co-exist with nature.
In his speech in Maiduguri, Dikwa stated that Green Sahara Farms is working towards changing the criminal economic activities in the North East and North Central due to extremism and banditry into an economy dependent on natural capital.
“We create a model which seeks to adapt business models which redevelop natural capital and reconnect the economy to nature using landscape restoration as a foundation for the emergent economy to develop an economy for the common good.
“Our approach to business is to create economic clusters of interconnected and co-dependent entities of stakeholders through the sustainable market approach which takes cognisance of all social, environmental and economic components of the supply chain.”
”We commenced tree planting at the inception of the company in Yobe State where we experimented by introducing trees in Potiskum and its environs. About five years later, we commenced the Green Sahara revolution which is Africa Centric. Components of the programme in our first strategic framework were the Operation Spicy Green (OSG), Green Grain Gains (GGG), and Green Tree Thrift (GTT).
We had two major successes with the OSG. We were able to work with a local company, Tiger Foods Limited to develop alternatives to imported raw materials and clean up the supply chain of herbs and spices,” he added.