World: Climate Conversations - Cassava comes to the tablefeedproxy.google.com | 18 May 2012
Source: AlertNet Country: World By Neil PalmerIt might be an abuse of artistic license, but 2012 might well be remembered as the first International Year of Cassava - in all but name.That's because this year has...
Lancement du programme de productivité agricole en Afrique de l'Ouestmediaterre.org | 27 Apr 2012
Le programme PPAAO/WAAPP est initié par la CEDEAO et mis en oeuvre par CORAF/WECARD qui assure sa coordination. Il couvre 13 pays de l'Afrique de l'Ouest. La phase 1A du programme a concerné le Ghana, le Mali et le Sénégal en 2007. La phase 1B concerne la Côte d'Ivoire, le Burkina Faso et le...
Better understanding of cowpea weevil could improve storage (study)SCIDEV.NET | 08 Mar 2012
Millions of farmers in West and Central Africa could benefit from a method of storing cowpea, an African staple, after a study provided an important insight into how the method works.Cowpea is a drought-tolerant legume that grows well in poor soils with a high sand content.
L'Afrique de l'Ouest ensevelie sous les déchets électroniquesmediaterre.org | 07 Mar 2012
Dans un rapport intitulé " DEEE ? Où en sommes-nous en Afrique ? ", l'Organisation des Nations Unies (ONU) s'alarme de la situation des déchets d'équipements électriques et électroniques (DEEE) en Afrique de l'ouest. Les populations sur place ainsi que l'environnement sont menacés par ce flux de...
NIGERIA: Fearing the Floods - Sleeping with One Eye Openips.org | 15 Dec 2011
By Sam OlukoyaIn Ajegunle, a low-lying slum in Lagos, flooding is also disrupting the economic activities of women / Sam Olukoya/IPS LAGOS, Nigeria, Dec 15 (IPS) – The women of Makoko, a low-lying slum close to the Lagos Lagoon along Nigerias Atlantic coast, always sleep with one eye open....
Hold Shell accountable for Niger Delta pollution and human rights abusesAfricaFiles | 07 Nov 2011
A recent UNEP study reported on the degree of contamination in communities of Ogoniland after 50 years of oil operations. When not obvious above ground, underground reservoirs of water were severely contaminated; drinking water in one community faced 900 times the levels of benezene permitted by the World Health Organization. Clean-up could take 30 years. Let's hold those that put these commnunities and the environment at risk accountable for their actions. CJW
Nigeria pins green revolution hopes on cassavaSCIDEV.NET | 24 Oct 2011
Nigeria's drive to boost the quality and processing of cassava, launched two months ago as part of a larger plan to turn the country into a powerhouse for food production, now has a leading cassava scientist at its helm.
Mart nears oil discovery on UMU-7 well onshore Nigeriaindependentngonline.com | 04 May 2011
Mart Resources and its co-venturers, Midwestern O&G (Operator of the Umusadege field) and SunTrust Oil, reported encouraging initial test results from the first zone tested on the UMU-7 well located in the Umusadege field, onshore Nigeria.
Nigerian Women Stand Up to be Countedips.org | 08 Apr 2011
As Nigeria tries again to begin its staggered general elections on Apr. 9, spare a thought for the women who will be putting themselves forward as candidates in an overwhelmingly male field. Men say they have what it takes and that women are weaker vessels who have no powers, Adebimpe Akinsola, who is seeking election to the Lagos State House of Assembly told IPS. They have always intimidated women. But now we want to tell them that where there is no woman, nothing can be done successfully.
Report laments Nigeria's agricultural research failingsSCIDEV.NET | 31 Mar 2011
Agricultural research institutes in Nigeria lack vitality and have made little contribution to the nation's rising crop yields, a study has found. The institutes suffer from decaying infrastructure and lack of staff, both of which are products of lack of funding, says a study conducted by the US-based International Food Policy Research Institute and the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN).
FCT dump sites worrisomeVanguard | 30 Mar 2011
ABUJA-The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, a few years ago is not a place to easily sight refuse dumps by the road side due to its nature as a preferred destination for meetings, world conferences, business and political events that attract people from within and outside Nigeria, but in the last few years things have changed.
Sahel pipeline hits cash crunchafricareview.com | 28 Mar 2011
A pipeline designed to deliver Nigerian oil to Europe, through Niger and Algeria, has hit a cash crunch. This means that the countries it pass through will have to wait longer to enjoy the benefits of the project. Initially, the project dubbed Nigal project was scheduled to be operational in 2012....
Obi Commissions Enenebe Erosion Control ProjectAfricaFiles | 20 Mar 2011
Governor of the Anambra state in Nigeria, Peter Obi, has commissioned projects around his state to resolve erosion problems. In return, other important figures in the region (for ex. traditional rulers) have promised to vote for his political party, The All Progressives Grand Alliance.
Lead poisoning kills 400 more Nigerian childrenReuters | 07 Mar 2011
Lead poisoning linked with illegal gold mining has killed a further 400 children in northern Nigeria since November, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Monday.
Isheri Oil Spillage: LASEPA Asks NNPC to Avert DisasterAfricaFiles | 26 Feb 2011
The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) has asked the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to make a stronger effort toward repairing the damaged pipes in Isheri. This request is being made in the hopes that disasters such as fires fueled by the oil spills can be avoided.