Responsible Church Partnerships
Tel. 061 260 23 37
Project Number: 162.1030
Due to climatic changes and the effects of many years of unsustainable use of natural resources, the livelihoods of many people in northeastern Nigeria are threatened. Together with its partners, Mission 21 is trying to counteract these challenging living conditions. To this end, they impart knowledge to the local population in the areas of sustainable agriculture and environmental protection. In this way, the population is empowered to secure their livelihoods in the long term, sustainably and independently.
Nigeria is rich in natural resources. However, these are often not used sustainably and are unevenly distributed. The population in the northeast of the country, whose development has been neglected by the state for decades, is particularly disadvantaged. The region is also affected by climate changes such as longer dry seasons and heavier rainfall, and unsustainable use of natural resources. These include, for example, the excessive use of chemical fertilizers and large-scale deforestation, as well as pollution from waste and plastics. The effects of this include soil erosion, declining soil fertility and contaminated groundwater, which in turn jeopardizes the supply of food for the population, which is largely dependent on agriculture. Together with its partners, Mission 21 is addressing these issues and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources and the protection of the environment.
The target group includes smallholder farmers and their families from rural areas in northeastern Nigeria, as well as the wider population of the region.
The sustainable use of natural resources plays a central role in improving the economic living conditions of the rural population in northeastern Nigeria. Less logging and reforestation reduce soil erosion in the affected areas, which in turn has a positive impact on soil fertility and ultimately on agricultural cultivation. In this context, 2021 trained the local population in reforestation, environmental protection, sustainable use of natural resources and sustainable agricultural practices.
Support our 2023 campaign "Education decides what we harvest in the future" and sensitize your environment on the topic of ecological sustainability in Nigeria and Switzerland with various participatory actions. More information: www.mission-21.org/campaign
Protestant Mission Basel
PO Box 270
4009 Basel, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (0)61 260 21 20
Donation account Switzerland:
IBAN: CH58 0900 0000 4072 6233 2
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Donation account Germany:
Savings Bank Lörrach-Rheinfelden
Swift BIC: SKLODE66
BLZ: 683 500 48
IBAN: DE39 6835 0048 0001 0323 33
Account No. : 1032333