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Reviving Agricultural Potentials in Africa

Written by Shamsiyya Haruna   Africa has abundant uncultivated arable land, roughly over half the global total tropical climates that permit long growing seasons, and an expanding population that provides a readily available market for produce consumption.   Though African farmers who deploy old traditional tools for farming may look poor and dirty in appearance, the venture still remains a ...

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Call for applications: 2017/2018 OFAB media award

The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) Nigeria Chapter has launched the call, inviting application for the second edition of its media award. This award aims at recognizing exemplary journalism that stimulates best practices in adoption of agricultural technologies – particularly agricultural biotechnology. The African wide award known as the Pan-African Agricultural Innovations in Agriculture and Development (PAID) was initiated ...

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Scientists urge action to save chocolate from climate change

Academics have warned that the cacao plant used to make chocolate could entirely disappear by 2050 due to climate change. Half of the world’s chocolate is currently sourced from just two African countries: Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, and changes in the amount of rain and sunshine could make growing the plant in these regions unsustainable. The plant can only survive ...

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Water week 2017- water is life

  According to the  Executive Director Torgny Holmgren Stockholm International Water Institute in his message on the World Water Week closed that closes on Friday,  Over 3,200 participants from 133 countries have attended several hundred sessions, shared experiences, and discussed solutions to the world’s most critical water challenges. Water is the lifeline of our civilization. Without it, there is no ...

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U.S. and China, this climate deal is huge

The U.S. and China announced a major breakthrough on climate change– an agreement that could create important political momentum internationally. The U.S. committed to reducing its carbon emissions by 26% to 28% below its 2005 emissions and China promised to reduce its carbon emissions after 2030, a step it had previously refused to even consider. These commitments are sure to ...

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