Lubango – The non-governmental organization Acção para o Desenvolvimento Rural e Ambiente (ADRA) Saturday defended the improvement of environmental education mechanisms in rural communities, starting from schools, as a way of fighting drought in the country.

Speaking to the press at the end of ADRA’s XXII Training Module on Community Development, the spokeswoman for the meeting, Cidália Gomes, said it was important that information was shared from primary school level onwards, so that children and young people grow up with an environmental conscience.

She said that many of the causes of the current drought have to do with man’s actions in nature, due to constant practices that do little to help the conservation of the environment, such as the devastation of forests and environmental pollution.

According to her, there is a need to continue developing actions that aim to stimulate the forest repopulation through native, exotic or fruit plants, in order to reposition the forests and food security of the families,

Source: Angola Press News Agency