FLOOD ALERT: IN OR OUT OF THE ARK?

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Once again, the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) has issued a formal warning and raised alarm of imminent flooding in about 35 (out of 36) states in Nigeria, in its 2017 Annual Flood Outlook. The flooding is expected to spread across and affect many local government areas across the country. The states expected to be […]

“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 […]

GREENBIZ: UB PACK’s ZERO WASTE PACKAGING

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In Thailand, takeout food vendors line many sidewalks especially in big cities like Bangkok and Chiang Mai. However, most of this food goes into plastic bags and packaging. One company is trying to change that – Universal Biopack (UB Pack) has taken up this all important challenge to provide sustainable packaging. Using technology developed in […]

BENEFITS OF INDOOR PLANTS

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INDOOR PLANTS/ HOUSE PLANTS are plants that are grown indoors in places such as residences and offices. The practice of keeping indoor plants can be traced back to the early Greeks and Romans who started bringing their plants in from the outdoors. The Victorians were known to love potted palms while the 70s was the […]

PART II: GMOs AND THE BURDEN OF PROOF

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DEFINITION: BURDEN OF PROOF: The obligation to prove one’s assertions (OXFORD DICTIONARY) BURDEN OF PROOF: The duty of proving a disputed assertion or charge (MERRIAM-WEBSTER) If there is one debate that is not going anywhere anytime soon it is whether or not Genetically Modified Organism (GMOs) are ‘safe.’ While both sides of the argument continue […]

HAVE YOU HAD LEAVES AS PLATES?

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The practice of using leaves as plates or food wraps is nothing new. In many parts of Asia and Africa, certain leaf types are popularly used for these and other purposes. However, one German Startup – Leaf Republic has taken it a step further and is now turning leaves into plates. I am always intrigued […]

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 3

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A LOOK AT THE MONEY So you have chosen to eat Organic, at least some of the time but you are concerned about costs. Generally, Organic Food is more expensive because it is more labour intensive (remember no pesticides, chemical fertilizers or drugs), Organic certification is expensive, Organic feed is costly, Organic farms are often […]