“MY FARM WAS DESTROYED BY CATTLE HERDSMEN”

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It is no longer news that there is an increasing number of farmer-herdsmen clashes, particularly in Nigeria. Many, especially farmers believe that government is not doing enough to address the problem. Herdsmen and farmer clashes are nothing new. Remember the biblical Cain was a farmer while his brother Abel was a livestock herder. Well, the […]

ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE HERDSMEN/FARMER CRISIS IN NIGERIA

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Once upon a time, nomadic herdsmen and farmers co-existed and lived happily. That time is no more. The Fula or Fulanis are the world’s largest pastoral nomadic group and are massively spread across countries in West and Central Africa. A large portion of the Fulanis are nomadic, herding cattle, goats and sheep. But how did […]

WHY YOU CANNOT SEPARATE HERDSMEN-FARMER CRISIS & CATTLE RUSTLING FROM CLIMATE CHANGE

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The spate of incidences of herdsmen versus farmer clashes have been on a rapid increase. With various versions, theories and explanations as to why this is so, there is clear evidence that there is a direct link between Climate Change and herdsmen/farmer clashes and cattle rustling.   THE NIGERIAN CASE: In Nigeria, the most of […]

DOES ‘ORGANIC’ MEAN ANYTHING? – Part 2

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BENEFITS OF ‘ORGANIC’ Now this is not as easy and straight forward as it seems. Although there is widespread public belief that Organic Food is safer, more nutritious and better tasting, it is still difficult to confirm these claims scientifically. However, these beliefs are still promoted by the organic food industry. Consumers purchase and consume […]

TRUMP PRESIDENCY & CLIMATE CHANGE

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‘What does a Trump Presidency mean for Climate Change?’ That is the question on the minds of many. With a track record of skepticism and outright denial, it is still not very clear what exactly US President-elect, Donald J. Trump plans to do in terms of Climate Change. Unfortunately, Climate Change rarely came up during […]

GREENBIZ: IVETTENATURALS BY FESTA ETO

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Acclaimed to be ‘Nature’s Finest Produce’, IvetteNaturals offers nature-based alternatives to widely popular but increasingly ineffective unnatural cosmetic products. Despite increasing knowledge of personal hygiene and access to a wide variety of cosmetics like cleansers, body soaps, lotions & deodorants, many still battle with skin diseases like acne and eczema. There is therefore a need […]

TACKLING POVERTY AND CLIMATE CHANGE BY NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA

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This article by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance in Nigeria says it all. In this piece, Dr Okonjo-Iweala makes a strong and compelling case for Climate Action. As long as there is more lip service than pragmatic adaptation measures to deal with the consequences of Climate Change, developing […]