Category Archives: Agriculture

Desertification in Nigeria (African Agriculture)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
 Read at :  http://africanagriculture.blogspot.com/search/label/desertification Friday, March 9, 2007 Farmers in northern Nigeria suffer the effects of desertification “A powerful article by Lanre Oyetade on the human causes and effects of desertification, featured in The Tribune :…

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Nigeria’s grazing crisis threatens the future of the nation

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Financial Times LAILA JOHNSON-SALAMI https://www.ft.com/content/a56ccf22-a331-11e9-a282-2df48f366f7d Ethnic Fulani herdsmen have moved their cattle to Nigeria’s middle belt region because of population growth and desertification in the north © AFP Please use the sharing tools found via the…

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PTF: The Forgotten #Livestock Dream by @AliyuTilde1

The Ruga controversy reminded me of Pastoral Development Project (PDP, incidentally) of the defunct Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund (PTF). Between 1996 and 1997 the PTF conceived the idea of rehabilitating our grazing reserves and livestock routes. It employed consultants to … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: @NAFDACAgency RESPONDS TO THE ABUSE AND MISUSE OF SNIPER (100 ml) PACK SIZE AND OTHER BRANDS OF AGRICULTURAL FORMULATIONS OF DICHLORVOS PRODUCTS

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is gravely concerned about the recent trend in the abuse and misuse of 100ml of Sniper insecticide and other brands of Agricultural formulations of Dichlorvos to commit suicide. The … Continue reading

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Celebrating World Zoonoses Day with a focus on ILRI’s research on zoonotic diseases

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Taking sheep for disease testing in Bako, Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Barbara Wieland). World Zoonoses Day is marked annually on 6 July to commemorate the day in 1885 when Louis Pasteur successfully administered the first vaccine against…

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CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health publishes 2018 annual report

Originally posted on AgHealth:
The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) has published its 2018 annual report, highlighting program activities and research results from across A4NH’s five research flagships and five focus countries. These include: research…

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Development policy and practice – a case study in disruptive innovations

Originally posted on ILRI news:
By Eva Ohlsson and Boleslaw Stawicki  A disease that was supposed to have been preventable by vaccine recently reemerged as a major killer of chicks in Kenya, seriously damaging the livelihoods of countless smallholder farmers…

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