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Friday, October 29, 2021

2021 Harvest Fair: Helen Keller lifts 9 schools, targets 6000 children with healthy habits - NaijaAgroNet

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The Helen Keller International has marked this year's harvest fair with a lift given to some nine schools within the Ikeja axis, reports NaijaAgroNet.
This is coming as the trophy for this year harvest fair went to Ojodu Primary School 2 as the overall winner.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

IRENA, ILO teamup on 'Just and Inclusive Transition' - NaijaAgroNet: ... Linking agrobiz, sustainable environs, people & technology


The Directors-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have signed an agreement to reinforce their cooperation, to promote employment and decent jobs for women and men in an energy transition that leaves no one behind.

“The rapid deployment of renewable energy is indispensable to the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals. Making such a transition conducive to decent work creation, with more and better jobs, while ensuring a just transition for all is essential,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. “Working together, the ILO and IRENA can further promote decent work and social justice in the energy transition, in a comprehensive manner.”

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Buhari awaits bill on University of Environmental Technology - NaijaAgroNet: ... Linking agrobiz, sustainable environs, people & technology

The Nigerian president, General Muhammadu Buhari, retired, has revealed his office is waiting for the transmission of the bill on the Federal University of Environmental Technology by the leadership of the National Assembly, reports NaijaAgroNet.
Gen. Buhari, retired.
He made this disclosure at the weekend while playing host to some Ogoni leaders at State House, Abuja.

Renewable energy jobs reach 12m globally - NaijaAgroNet: ... Linking agrobiz, sustainable environs, people & technology

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The renewable energy employment worldwide reached 12 million last year, up from 11.5 million in 2019, according to the eighth edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2021. The report was released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) at a high-level opening of IRENA’s Collaborative Framework on Just and Inclusive Transitions, co-facilitated by the United States and South Africa.

The report confirms that COVID-19 caused delays and supply chain disruptions, with impacts on jobs varying by country and end use, and among segments of the value chain. While solar and wind jobs continued leading global employment growth in the renewable energy sector, accounting for a total of 4 million and 1.25 million jobs respectively, liquid biofuels employment decreased as demand for transport fuels fell. Off-grid solar lighting sales suffered, but companies were able to limit job losses.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Animal disease threats: FAO launches new global information system - NaijaAgroNet: ... Linking agrobiz, sustainable environs, people & technology


The world must be alert to new threats from animal diseases, with COVID-19 underlining the need for greater vigilance, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) urged today, as it launched a new global animal disease information system.
“We need to prioritize and strengthen the animal health sector“ FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said at an event to launch the EMPRES-i+ system. ( 

High-level UN delegation to visit farmers - NaijaAgroNet: ... Linking agrobiz, sustainable environs, people & technology


A high-level delegation of Executive Board members and senior staff of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) began an official one-week visit to Egypt at the weekend, to observe the impact of IFAD's investments in the country, reports 
The delegates are representatives from Argentina, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, France, Germany, and Nigeria.

GNI for Africa opens virtual training - NaijaAgroNet: ... Linking agrobiz, sustainable environs, people & technology


Google has launched the Global Initiative for Excellence in Journalism Education to enhance journalists’ training in Africa.

This announcement was made during the inaugural Google News Initiative (GNI) for Africa virtual event that started on Monday 25 October 2021 and will end on Friday 29th October 2021.

PMB urges Ogoni leaders on protection for national assets - NaijaAgroNet: ... Linking agrobiz, sustainable environs, people & technology

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The Nigerian President, General Muhammadu Buhari retired, has urged Ogoni Leaders to sensitize indigenes on value of protecting national assets like pipelines and other oil installations, saying willful damages usually create more havoc on their environment and hamper development in the area, reports NaijaAgroNet.
General Buhari, retired
Receiving some leaders and people of Ogoni Land at the State House, Abuja on Friday, Buhari noted that the Federal Government was committed to the cleaning up of Ogoni Land so that indigenes can regain their lives, return to farms and reactivate economic activities.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

CS-SUNN commends Lagos over Policy, Strategic Plan of Actions - NaijaAgroNet


The Civil Society Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) has commended the Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his executive members for approving the state Policy and Strategic Plan of Action, reports NaijaAgroNet.
Sunday Okoronkwo, acting ES, CS-SUNN
CS-SUNN is a non-governmental, non-profit making alliance, made up of organizations with a shared vision to transform Nigeria into a country where every citizen has food and is nutrition secured.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Lagos launches policy on food, nutrition & multisector action plan - NaijaAgroNet ... Linking agrobiz, sustainable environs, people & technology


The Lagos State government has launched its state policy on food and nutrition as well as the multi-sectoral strategic plan of action, reports 

Speaking at the formal launch at the Sheraton Lagos on Wednesday, the state commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Sam Egube, said it was one of a major land mark in the effort of the present administration in addressing pillar two of the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda.
NaijaAgroNet gathered that T.H.E.M.E.S. is an acronym for Governor Sanwo-Olu’s administration's strategic development agenda namely, Traffic Management and Transportation, Health and Environment, Education and Technology.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Centre LSD begins capacity building for mining-host representatives - NaijaAgroNet: ... Linking agrobiz, sustainable environs, people & technology


The African Centre for LeadershipStrategy and Development (Centre LSD) under her BUILD grant by Ford Foundation is set to build the Capacity of representatives of Mining Host Communities & Artisanal Miners in Taraba State, with the aim of mainstreaming gender in the various value chains of the extractive industry.

A press statement by Ms. Victoria Ose Udoh, Programme Co-ordinator of the Centre said, the training is the third in the series and is designed to run for 3 days. According to her, the 3-day training is expected to commence on the 13th through to 15th of October 2021. The training is expected to deepen participants knowledge on leadership and organization, negotiation, Crafting Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)/Community Development Agreement (CDA), public speakinglivelihood, entrepreneurship, gender in the extractives, amongst others.