GARDENING FROM SCRAPS

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Composting is great and I am a big fan, but it isn’t the only option for some of your kitchen scraps. If you’ve always wanted to do some gardening for yourself and grow some of your own vegetables, then here is a good place to start. I came across this very practical and helpful piece […]

NO TO FOOD WASTE

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In commemoration of the #WorldFoodDay2017, I will like to join my voice to the call to put an end to the unhealthy practice of #FoodWaste. The truth is that many of us no longer think about when and how we dump the leftovers into the bin or simply walk away from it on the table […]

THE LAZY PERSON’S GUIDE TO GREEN LIVING

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There are countless debates as to what each person can really do, how much difference it actually makes and as to who should really be responsible for taking action to protect the environment. So, it is good to know that several groups and platforms are taking time to compile what is called the “Lazy Person’s […]

TLC for Plants & Gardens

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Our plants and gardens give us so much joy, reduce stress, add beauty and colour to our lives. So it is only natural for us to want to give them the tender-loving-care (TLC) that they so richly deserve. If like me you are interested in how to make your plants and gardens happier and healthier, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]