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Monthly Archives: June, 2021

Oral nicotine offers Africa new route on tobacco control

Africa is heading down the wrong road in its efforts to reduce its death toll from smoking. Although the number of smokers on the continent...

Finance guide to mobilise institutions to positively engage with nature

The new “Financial Sector Guide for the Convention on Biological Diversity” aims to mobilise financial institutions to ensure a nature positive world, by fostering better understanding...

Engineers introduce technology on waste management in Lagos

The Apapa Branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) says it has begun to deploy new technology on waste management in Lagos State. Branch...

Climate change: Scientists begin research to boost food security in Nigeria

Some scientists in the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) in Rivers State on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 began a 12-month research project to tackle...

Gates Foundation commits $2.1bn to advance gender equality

As part of the Generation Equality Forum convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France, the Bill & Melinda...

Nnimmo Bassey: Our right to safe food

In his opening remarks at a dialogue on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the state of biosafety that had medical practitioners in attendance in...

Fruit, vegetables, protein remain out of reach for most Africans, says report

Africa’s agri-food systems must be transformed to make healthy diets more affordable for Africans. That is the central message of a new report launched on...

IPCC confirms release date and approval session details for next report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says it will release its next report, the Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report...

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Youth agripreneurs celebrate International Youth Day

The IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) is recognised as one of the pioneer models for youth engagement in the agriculture...
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Drought declared for parts of England after driest summer in 50 years

A drought has been declared for parts of England following the driest summer of 50 years. The conditions had almost...

China issues highest alert for high temperatures

China’s national observatory on Friday, August 12, 2022, issued a red alert for high temperatures, the most severe warning...

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Youth agripreneurs celebrate International Youth Day

The IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) is recognised as one...

Drought declared for parts of England after driest summer in 50 years

A drought has been declared for parts of England...