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Researchers call for phasing out of cigarette sales in Australia

tobacco smoking

Researchers from Australia’s University of Queensland’s (UQ) School of Public Health have called for a restriction on tobacco sales in Australia as the next step towards phasing out tobacco-related products completely. According to scientists, tobacco smoking is dangerous to health This is contained in a perspective article published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) on Monday, November 15, 2021. ...

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Dry spell: Nigerian farmers want early input distribution next season

ActionAid Agriculture

Some farmers in the North-East region have called for early distribution of farm inputs for commencement of dry season activities to mitigate effects of the dry spell recorded during 2021 cropping season in parts of the region. Agriculture Thousands of hectares of farmlands became wilted due to the prolonged dry spell in Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe and Jigawa states. Some ...

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Food security: Agricultural research will be given priority, says minister

Mohammad Abubakar

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Mohammed Abubakar, says agricultural research will be his priority for improved seeds to boost food production and improve the economy. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar Abubakar said this on Monday, November 15, 2021, at a working visit to the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN), in Abuja. The ...

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Climate change: Horticulturists urged on climate smart technologies

Climate smart horticulture

Senior Technical Cluster Leader, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), Prof. Oluwole Fatunbi, has urged horticulturists to generate climate smart agriculture compliant technologies to curb climate change. Climate smart horticulture Fatunbi made the call on Monday, November 15, 2021 in Ibadan, Oyo State, at the 39th Horticultural Society of Nigeria (HORTSON) annual conference organised in collaboration with Cocoa Research ...

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COP26 outcome tagged ‘an insult to vulnerable people’

Teresa Anderson

“This (COP26) outcome is an insult to the millions of people whose lives are being torn apart by the climate crisis.” Teresa Anderson, Climate Policy Coordinator, ActionAid International Those are the words of Teresa Anderson, Climate Policy Coordinator, ActionAid International, while reacting to UN Climate Change Conference that ended on Saturday, November 13, 2021. According to the Climate Action Network (CAN), ...

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Glasgow Climate Pact is fatally flawed, says CSE

Sunita Narain

“Has the Glasgow Climate Pact succeeded in going far enough to keep the world below a 1.5°C temperature rise – necessary to ensure that our world can avoid the worst and catastrophic impacts of a changing climate? The answer is a resounding ‘no’,” says director general of the New Dehli-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), Sunita Narain. Sunita Narain, ...

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COP26 reaches consensus on key actions to address climate change

Alok Sharma

Deliberations under the current session of the Conference of the Parties (COP), Conference of the Parties Serving as the Meeting of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) and Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA) came to an end on Saturday, November 13, 2021, in Glasgow, one day after their scheduled conclusion. ...

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COP26 keeps 1.5C alive and finalises Paris Agreement

Glasgow Climate Pact

COP26 concluded on Saturday, November 13, 2021, in Glasgow with nearly 200 countries agreeing the Glasgow Climate Pact to keep 1.5C alive and finalise the outstanding elements of the Paris Agreement. COP26 President Alok Sharma gestures as he receives applause during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain November 13, 2021. Photo credit: REUTERS/Yves Herman Climate negotiators ...

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African CSOs describe COP26 as ‘most exclusive’ climate negotiations since Paris Agreement

Nnimmo Bassey

Civil society and grassroots organisations from Africa have described the climate negotiations in Glasgow which on Saturday, November 13, 2021, as the “most exclusive” COP since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2016. Nnimmo Bassey They insist that the lofty promises and glowing speeches made by world leaders including United States president, Joe Biden, and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, ...

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South-West stakeholders express mixed feelings over irregular rainfall

Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar

Stakeholders in South-West Nigeria have differed in their views on the possible effects of the irregular rainfall patterns in year 2021 on agricultural harvest, a survey has shown. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar The survey was conducted in Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo. Ekiti and Kwara, with some expressing optimism that the rainfall recorded in 2021 ...

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