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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Senator Mustapha advocates for National Summit on Agriculture - NaijaAgroNet

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The Chairman, Senate Committee on Agricultural Production, Services & Rural Development, Senator Saliu Mustapha has advocated for a National Summit on Agriculture, reports NaijaAgroNet.
Senator Mustapha advocates National Summit on Agriculture - NaijaAgroNet
Senator Mustapha, who represents Kwara Central Senatorial zone at the National Assembly, made this declaration at the opening ceremony of a two-day Parliamentary Retreat on Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) cum Biennial Review (BR) and Food Systems Transformation in Nigeria on Tuesday at Radisson Blu Ikeja, Lagos.

Monday, December 4, 2023

COP 28: Africa's peculiarities must be considered towards net-zero future - NaijaAgroNet

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As conversations on finding sustainable solutions for a decarbonized energy future continue to hold globally, the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), NNPC Ltd., Mr. Mele Kyari has said the African Continent needs “a just, differentiated transition” to enable it to harness its resources for today for the benefit of its future generations.
COP 28: Africa's peculiarities must be considered towards net-zero future - NaijaAgroNet
The GCEO made this known while speaking at a Regional CEO Panel organised by McKinsey & Company on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations Conference on Climate Change (UNCCC), also known as the COP28 Conference, in Dubai, UAE, on Monday.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Tree planting: Rotary budgets N10m - NaijaAgroNet


The Rotary Club of Port Harcourt ECO has mapped out some 10 million naira towards protection, preservation and securing a safe environment for Rivers people, reports 
NaijaAgroNet.
Tree planting: Rotary budgets N10m - NaijaAgroNet
Just as the club says it would impact positively to the next generation through planting of trees in the state.

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Flood Control in Nigeria: McEnies wins deal with FCDO, UK Met Office - NaijaAgroNet

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McEnies Global Communications has achieved a new feat with the sealing a contract with UK Met Office to develop improved communications practices on weather information and work out meaningful communication strategies to mitigate against perennial flooding in Nigeria, reports NaijaAgroNet.
New feat for McEnies, secures FCDO, UK Met deal on Nigeria’s flood control - ITREALMS
The project which is being sponsored by UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) will bring together several relevant government agencies, like Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), etc while also engaging in some desk-based research and consultations.

Monday, October 9, 2023

YEAP dangles N500m for agro-youth empowerment - NaijaAgroNet

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Participants in the Oyo State’s Youth Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness Project (YEAP) are to benefit from the N500 million loan the government is rolling out to support agribusiness as part of its Sustainable Actions for Economic Recovery (SAfER), reports NaijaAgroNet.
SAfER: Oyo rolls out loans for YEAP beneficiaries - ITREALMS
YEAP is an Oyo State programme targeted at training young people in modern technology-driven agribusinesses and providing them with enterprise support.

Sunday, September 24, 2023

NANTS, ECOWAS boost FCT with milk factory - NaijaAgroNet

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The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) in partnership with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have boosted the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with the siting of milk production factory in Giri Community of the Gwagwalada Area Council, reports NaijaAgroNet.
NANTS, ECOWAS boost FCT with milk factory - NaijaAgroNet
This followed the formal performing of the ground breaking of the factory on Friday, September 23, this year.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

G20 leaders agreed to tripple global renewable energy capacity - NaijaAgroNet

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The G20 leaders have agreed to accelerate efforts to triple global renewable energy capacity by 2030, aligning with recommendations from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on how the world can move in line with the Paris Agreement targets, reports NaijaAgroNet.
G20 leaders agreed to tripple global renewable energy capacity - NaijaAgroNet
In a declaration adopted on Saturday, the Group cites a joint report between IRENA and India's G20 Presidency, titled Low-Cost Financing for Energy Transitions, which estimates a need for over USD 4 trillion in annual investments by 2030.

Monday, August 21, 2023

Climate-vulnerable indebted countries paying billions to rich polluters - NaijaAgroNet

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G20 nations have raked in nearly US$50 billion through debt repayments from the world’s poorest and most climate-vulnerable countries since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, according to new analysis by International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), reports NaijaAgroNet.
Climate-vulnerable indebted countries paying billions to rich polluters - NaijaAgroNet
Payments by 58 least developed countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) reached $21 billion in 2022 – up from $14 billion in 2021 and $13bn in 2020.

But despite the huge sums countries in the global South have spent on interest and capital repayments to the richest nations, G20 countries still held a total of $155 billion of bilateral LDC and SIDS debt in 2021.

The burden of debt on poorer countries has increased due to the global economic slowdown stemming from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, COVID-19 and global price and interest rate rises. This has put many poor countries in increasingly critical positions, while forcing some to default and pushing others to the brink.

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Food shortage: Igbajo community embraces FG 500,000 hectares farmland policy - NaijaAgroNet

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The Igbajo Community in Osun State has embraced the Federal Government’s agriculture revolution policy geared at cultivating 500 hectares of farmland to tackle food shortages in the country.
Food shortage: Igbajo community embraces FG 500,000 hectares farmland policy - NaijaAgroNet
The presidency recently disclosed that 500,000 hectares of land have already been mapped to increase the availability of arable land for farming, having declared a state of emergency on food security in Nigeria.

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Renewable Energy: New report exposes geopolitics of critical materials in supply chains - NaijaAgroNet

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The energy transition requires a dramatic increase in the supply of critical materials, yet their supplies chains remain vulnerable to a range of geopolitical risks. 
Diversifying critical material supply chains minimises geopolitical risks - ITREALMS
While there is no scarcity of reserves for energy transition minerals, global capabilities for mining and refining them are limited.

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Echoes from 2023 GEF council - NaijaAgroNet

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The 64th Council Meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), ended in Brazil with some major pronouncements in support of the proposed clean up of the ocean, reports NaijaAgroNet.
Echoes from 2023 GEF council - NaijaAgroNet
Some of these pronouncement came from the Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), QU Dongyu; Vladimir Ryabinin, IOC-UNESCO Executive Secretary; Sergio Díaz-Granados, Executive President of CAF, Bruno Carrasco, Director General, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB and Ines Rocha, EBRD Managing Director, Impact and Partnerships in this vox pop as captured here by NaijaAgroNet.

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Zinox, partners to invest $250m on renewable energy in Nigeria - NaijaAgroNet

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Africa’s leading integrated technology group, the ZINOX Technologies Limited, has unveiled a plan to invest over $250,000,000 after years of research, test running of durable and cost efficient multifaceted renewable energy solutions for Africa particularly Nigeria, with leading renewable energy companies in China, UK, South Africa and Dubai as partners.
Renewable energy: Zinox to invest $250m, retrain over 500 Nigeria engineers - ITREALMS
For 23 years, Zinox has pioneered innovative technologies and boasts of an enviable track record of efficient delivery of critical tech solutions in Nigeria and various African countries. 

$115m up for grabs to clean oceans @GEF23 - NaijaAgroNet

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), along with four partner agencies, has been tasked with leading the Clean and Healthy Oceans Integrated Program, a source-to-sea initiative that will direct up to $115 million in grants to help countries curb land-based pollution of coastal environments and Large Marine Ecosystems.
$115m up for grabs to clean oceans @GEF23 - NaijaAgroNet
The decision was made at the 64th Council Meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), a family of funds dedicated to confronting biodiversity loss, climate change, pollution, and strains on land and ocean health.

Monday, July 3, 2023

Chinese QU Dongyu re-elected FAO Director-General - NaijaAgroNet

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The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Mr. QU Dongyu has been re-elected for a second term in office, reports 
NaijaAgroNet.
Chinese QU Dongyu re-elected FAO Director-General - NaijaAgroNet
The election, NaijaAgroNet gathered, took place on the second day of the weeklong 2023 FAO Conference which commenced at the weekend and to end by 7 July.

RivExcel, Neuro Spinal enter strategic partnership - NaijaAgroNet


Leading international medical tourism facilitator, 
RivExcel Health, has entered a strategic partnership with Neuro Spinal Hospital (NSH), a renowned healthcare institution with advanced services in comprehensive oncology, orthopedics, neurology, neurosurgery, and spinal surgery.
RivExcel, Neuro Spinal enter strategic partnership - NaijaAgroNet
RivExcel in a statement circulated to media houses said, “This collaboration aims to expand and enhance the medical tourism services provided by RivExcel Health, further solidifying their commitment to offering high-quality medical solutions to patients from Africa seeking treatment in Dubai.”

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Ekiti: Gov, Oyebanji tours agricultural projects - NaijaAgroNet

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The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji has conducted a tour of agricultural projects and facilities in the state capital, Ado-Ekiti, reports NaijaAgroNet.
Ekiti: Gov, Oyebanji tours agricultural projects - NaijaAgroNet
He was accompanied in the tour by senior government officials include the Special Adviser, Industry, Trade and Investments, Mrs Tayo Adeola and Special Adviser, Agriculture and Food Security, Mr Ebenezer Boluwade.

Friday, June 23, 2023

Inclusive agriculture for Ugandan refugees - NaijaAgroNet

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Agriculture gives refugees an opportunity to earn a living and make new friends along the way.
Inclusive agriculture for Ugandan refugees - NaijaAgroNet
When Betty Ocira Acayo arrived in northern Uganda with her five children, her first concern was where she and her family would live – followed closely by how she would feed them.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

NLNG, Rivers Govt renew partnership on healthcare - NaijaAgroNet

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Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) and the Rivers State Government have renewed their partnership to  continue to develop the healthcare and infrastructure in the state, reports NaijaAgroNet.
NLNG, Rivers Govt renew partnership on healthcare - NaijaAgroNet
The Executive Governor of Rivers State, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, while welcoming the NLNG’s Executive Management led by the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Philip Mshelbila and Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Olalekan Ogunleye, pledged the Rivers State government of the company’s continuous support for the State through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes to meet common goals of sustainable development (SDG).

Sudan food crisis enters dire situation says FAO - NaijaAgroNet

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The current crisis in Sudan has worsened an already dire food insecurity situation, with hunger expected to increase substantially across the country as it heads into the typical lean season period from June to September, reports NaijaAgroNet.
Sudan food crisis enters dire situation says FAO - NaijaAgroNet
In 2022, NaijaAgroNet gathered that the number of people at crisis or worse levels (Integrated Food Security Phase Classification [IPC] Phase 3+) during the lean season was estimated at 11.7 million.

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Nigeria unfair to farmers says OBJ – NaijaAgroNet

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The former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has lamented that Nigeria has been unfair to farmers in the country, reports 
NaijaAgroNet.
Nigeria unfair to farmers says OBJ – NaijaAgroNet
Delivering a keynote address at the Agribusiness Investors’ Network organised by the Innovative Youth in Agriculture (I-Youth) in partnership with International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Mastercard Foundation in Lagos on Sunday, Obasanjo called on researchers, financial institutions and government have all conspired to victimize those who are in the business of farming.