Category Archives: Poverty, Hunger, Malnutrition

Crisis affecting the Lake Chad basin countries, including Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? Photo credit: UN NEWS CENTRE Attacks by Boko Haram and counter-insurgency measures in the Lake Chad Basin have displaced more than 2.5 million people in four countries. Credit: OCHA/Ivo Brandau Seven million people in Lake…

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Nigeria seeks more international support to tackle humanitarian crisis in Lake Chad Region

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
10 Septembre http://www.faapa.info/nigeria-seeks-more-international-support-to-tackle-humanitarian-crisis-in-lake-chad-region/ Abuja (India), Sept. 10, 2019 (NAN) Nigeria has again appealed for more international support to confront the humanitarian disasters arising from drought, land degradation and desertification in the Lake Chad Basin Region. The Permanent…

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Researchers call for a gendered approach in strategies for community uptake of livestock vaccines

Originally posted on AgHealth:
The design of strategies for uptake of livestock vaccines by communities in East Africa should take into account that male and female farmers face different barriers in the uptake of the vaccines, a new research study…

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In Burundi, What Do Farmers and Food Waste Have in Common?

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July 30, 2019https://www.wfpusa.org/stories/farmersandfoodwasteinburundi/?fbclid=IwAR1CtJg8uPL7N10FtMRdh1fR0XHw5hs4qxslB_NgPQboLW6KsAmz9T3uYoo Burundi, February 2009 Sustainable Land Management project in Kayanza, in north Burundi. The project was implemented in 2007 through food-for-work. Nowadays WFP provides only technical assistance to the farmers. The terraced are is…

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Desertification in Nigeria (African Agriculture)

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 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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