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India evacuating 1.2 m people as cyclone menaces East coast


India has accelerated efforts to evacuate more than a million people along its Northeast coastline as a cyclone intensifies ahead of landfall on Friday, May 3, 2019 with thousands of villagers piling household possessions on to trucks before fleeing their homes. The after effect of a cyclone in the town of Rakiraki in Fiji’s Ra Province. Severe cyclonic storm Fani ...

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Norway proposes stronger control of international trade in plastic wastes


Norway on Thursday, May 2, 2019 said it had put forward a proposal for stronger control of the international trade in plastic wastes. Picking discarded plastics in Bali “The proposal will strengthen the mandate of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal,’’ the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment said in a ...

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WFP adopts new strategic plans to expand support to Nigeria

Myrta Kaulard

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is to expand its four-year support to humanitarian and development programmes in Nigeria. Myrta Kaulard Myrta Kaulard, WFP Representative and Country Director in Nigeria, said in a statement on Thursday, May 2, 2019 in Abuja that it was based on a new Country Strategic Plan (CSP) between 2019 to 2022. The WFP Executive ...

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IPCC seeks experts to AR6 report scoping meeting

Kiyoto Tanabe and Eduardo Calvo Buendia

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is seeking nominations of experts to take part in the Scoping Meeting of the Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) to be held in Singapore from October 21 to 23, 2019. Co-Chairs of the IPCC’s Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI), Kiyoto Tanabe and Eduardo Calvo Buendia According to ...

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Conservation foundation collaborates with varsity to promote marine biodiversity

Marine wildlife

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) is collaborating with the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUT) to promote Marine and Caostal Biodiversity, Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, the Director-General of NCF, says. Marine wildlife In a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Aminu-Kano said the collaboration started with a workshop, tagged, “Experts Roundtable on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity”, held ...

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IITA to train farmers on seed yam technologies in eight states

Nteranya Sanginga

The International Institute of Trolpical Agriculture (IITA) says it will train farmers on good agronomic practices for yam production under its Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa (YIIFSWA) project. Dr Nteranya Sanginga, Director General of the IITA Ms Oiwoja Odihi, the Communication Specialist for the YIIFSWA project, said this in an interview with the News Agency ...

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Nigerian farmers not ready for hydroponic farming, says agriculturist

Hydroponic farming

An agriculturist, Mr Ismail Olawale, has said that local farmers in Nigeria may not be ready to practice hydroponic farming system despite its multifaceted benefits. Hydroponic farming Olawale, a fellow at the Nigerian Agriculture and Extension Liaison Service (NAERLS), said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. He said that hydroponic farming was a ...

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