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Afforestation: EU, Oxfam distribute 760,000 tree seedlings in Katsina
An EU agro-forestry programme known as Fuel Wood Balance (FUWOBA) has commenced distribution of 760,000 additional free tree seedlings in seven local governments in Katsina State. The Project Manager, Dr Chris Udokang, said the gesture was to promote afforestation and environmental conservation. Udokang made the disclosure during the “National Annual Review Seminar on Improving Fuel Wood […] Continue Reading
India is no longer home to the largest number of poor people in the world. Nigeria is.
It is a distinction that no country wants: the place with the most people living in extreme poverty. For decades, India remained stubbornly in the top spot, a reflection of its huge population and its enduring struggle against poverty. Now, new estimates indicate that Nigeria has knocked India out of that position, part of a profound shift […] Continue Reading
We’ve Made Great Strides in the Fight Against Global Hunger. So Why Are Millions at Risk of Starvation?
More people around the world are escaping extreme poverty than ever before. In just 10 years, 167 million fewer people are undernourished. But we cannot let another day go by without acknowledging that millions more children, men and women are currently at risk of starvation, and this progress is in danger of being reversed. Knowledge is power, […] Continue Reading
Vanishing Land Fuels ‘Looming Crisis’ Across Africa
Kenya has a land problem. Africa itself has a land problem. The continent seems so vast and the land so open. The awesome sense of space is an inextricable part of the beauty here — the unadulterated vistas, the endless land. But in a way, that is an illusion. Population swells, climate change, soil degradation, erosion, poaching, […] Continue Reading
World Bank Group President Calls for Urgent Action on Hunger Crisis
Originally published on the World Bank Group website. World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim issued the following statement on the devastating levels of food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa and Yemen: “Famine is a stain on our collective conscience. Millions […] Continue Reading
Environment Minister lauds Great Green Wall Agency
The Minister of Environment, Mrs Laurentia Mallam, has lauded the activities of the National Agency for Great Green Wall (NAGGW) for its efforts, including provision of improved seedlings to communities affected by desertification. Mallam who made the commendation at a one-day Stakeholders forum organised by NAGGW in Katsina state recently, said that the efforts of […] Continue Reading