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NIMET Predicts Livestock Disease Outbreaks

By Ahmed Dio Agbo Livestock population especially in the northern part of the country may suffer water stress and outbreak of heat-related diseases this year, particularly in the early months due to the expected warmer-than-normal conditions predicted by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) in the 2017 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP). The new

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Climate Change: Ekiti to plant 250, 000 trees

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, will next Monday flag off the planting of 250,000 trees as part of the programme of his administration to fortify the already depleted forests in the State. Speaking on a TV programme in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, the State Head of Service and chairman of

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Mozambique farmers ready to reap the benefits of investment

April saw the announcement by the African Development Bank (AfDB) that between 2016 and 2017 it hopes to triple the level of support it provides to Mozambique, one of the world’s poorest countries. This would mean funds of around US$1.7 billion earmarked for Mozambique. While significant by amount alone, this investment

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Which continent has more natural resources, South America or Africa?

Africa, the second-largest continent, is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Atlantic Ocean. It is divided in half almost equally by the Equator.  Africa’s physical geography, environment and resources, and human geography can be considered separately. The origin of the name “Africa” is greatly disputed

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South Africa: Gauteng Agriculture Invites Media to a Walkabout to Showcase a Climate Smart and Innovative Way of Producing Food

PRESS RELEASE Gauteng concerned about hunger, monopolised and unhealthy food system Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Lebogang Maile expressed concerns at the high levels of hunger, an overly concentrated and expensive food system. He urged Gauteng residents to take charge of their nutritional needs by engaging in

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Africa: UN Agency and French Government Urge Inclusion of Food Security and Agriculture in Global Climate Change Debate

Targeted policies and investments in food security and agriculture should be at the centre of debates on climate change, according to a top UN official and the French Minister for Agriculture, speaking at the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome this week. Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization

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