Category Archives: Sahel

The increasing use of groundwater for irrigation poses a major threat to global food security

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? Photo credit: SciDevNet Copyright: Panos Groundwater overuse rising, could hit food prices Speed read The world has been increasingly extracting groundwater to support agriculture Most of these go to rice, wheat, cotton, corn, sugar and…

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Deforestation in Nigeria (Google Alert / allAfrica)

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Read at : Google Alert for desertification allAfrica http://allafrica.com/stories/200707231729.html Nigeria: Rich in Oil, Dependent On Firewood Inter Press Service (Johannesburg) 23 July 2007 Posted to the web 23 July 2007  Toye Olori Lagos It is a…

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Fuel Wood and Desertification

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? ? Fuel Wood Consumption and Desertification in Nigeria by Audu, E.B. Government Secondary School, Lugbe, Along Umaru Musa Yar’adua Way, Abuja – FCT, Nigeria. ABSTRACT Uncontrolled population explosion especially in the developing countries, the need…

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To upscale climate-smart agriculture

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? ? Photo credit: Agroforestry World A smallholder farm in Tanzania. Photo: World Agroforestry Centre/Todd Rosenstock Connecting research, practice and policy to upscale climate-smart agriculture BY SUSAN ONYANGO A group of women in Kamotony area in…

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It is time to use historical data to predict drought in Africa to benefit farmers

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? Photo credit: SciDevNet Copyright: Petterik Wiggers / Panos Time is ripe to predict drought to help African farmers by Esther Ngumbi Speed read Drought is ravaging Africa, thus resulting dire need of food One strategy…

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Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) innovations

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? Photo credit: ICRISAT His Excellence Moussa Ousmane distributes plants to women at the project launch. Photo: Mahamane Badamssi, ICRISAT NEW CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE PROJECT LAUNCHED IN THE POOREST REGIONS OF NIGER To improve the resilience of…

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Sustainable water bird management for food security

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? Photo credit: UN News Centre A flock of Ruffs in central Sudan. Birds are crucial for food security for the local populations. Photo: FAO/ONCFS Sahel: UN and French conservation group partner on sustainable water bird…

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