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Edo farmers flay chemical fertilisers, insist on agroecology

HOMEF

Farmers in Benin City, the Edo State capital, have said that the solution to climate change and food crises is agroecology. Participants at the HOMEF dialogue and practical agroecological training for farmers The submission was made at a dialogue and practical agroecological training organised by the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) for over 50 farmers on how to improve ...

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Agroecology as a viable option to addressing climate change

Nnimmo Bassey

The world is grappling with the challenge of how to address climate change. The latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) underpins the urgency of taking global action to halt climate change and deal with its growing effects. The report which was released on August 9, 2021, cautions that without immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse ...

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ERA/FoEN, 15 others flay AGRA, reiterate support for agroecology

Agnes Kalibata

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and 15 other food sovereignty campaign organisations have urged Global North Governments to stop all financial and political support for the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and other initiatives promoting the Green Revolution. Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of AGRA The governments were encouraged instead to channel their support to ...

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Agroecology is key to restoring the Earth, say HOMEF volunteers

Homef Volunteers

Volunteers at Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) have called on countries to shift from dependence on fossil fuels and invest rather in agroecology as a key to restoring the Earth. The call was made at a convergence of the Foundation’s volunteers to mark the World Earth Day 2021. Participants at the HOMEF Volunteers Convergence According to a statement from ...

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Donors, govts urged to withdraw from AGRA

Agnes Kalibata

Donor governments have been called upon to withdraw their funding from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), a partnership-driven institution that is African-led and farmer-centred. Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of AGRA The call was made at the close of a webinar convened on Thursday, August 6, 2020 courtesy of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) in collaboration ...

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