Conference on climate change and conflicts in drylands kicks-off in BUK

The African Centre of Excellence in Dryland Agriculture at Bayero University, Kano Tuesday commenced its The 3rd Biennial International Conference of Dryland, 2018 under the theme: “Resource constraints, conflicts and changing climate in the Drylands” with delegates from across the globe attending the event. The biennial international conference on dryland is one of the programs…

D-Day: 16 days to the maiden NFNV Nigeria Pan African women EXPO in Abuja

It is now exactly sixteen days to the commencement of New Faces New Voices Nigeria’s maiden Pan African women EXPO scheduled for October 8 to 22 in Abuja, Nigeria which will have as exhibitors businesswomen and women cross-border traders from across the African continent. The EXPO is being organized by NFNV Nigeria in collaboration with…

Op-ed: Understanding the nexus between investment in healthcare and Nigeria’s economic development, By Adam Alqali

“If you invest in their health, education, and opportunities — the “human capital” we are talking about today—then they will lay the foundation for sustained prosperity. If you don’t, however, then it is very important to recognize that there will be a sharp limit on how much the country can grow,” observed Bill Gates, Co-Chair…

Bayero, ICRISAT, IITA host conference focuses on climate change and conflicts in West Africa’s drylands

The African Centre of Excellence in Dryland Agriculture (CDA) at Bayero University, Nigeria in collaboration with the International Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) are set to host an international conference focused on the relationship between resource constraints, climate change, and conflicts in the drylands. The 3rd Biennial…

OFAB Africa media awards 2018 held in Ouagadougou

The second edition of the Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB) Media Awards which celebrates journalists and their efforts in promoting agricultural technologies in Africa held Thursday night at Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso and was attended by journalists from the 7 OFAB countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria and Burkina…

Africa’s Sahel countries vow to rid sub-region of Malaria by 2030

Health ministers from Africa’s eight Sahel countries have reaffirmed their commitment to eradicating the scourge of Malaria from the sub-region by the year 2030 with the recent launch of the Sahel Malaria Elimination Initiative, which seeks to accelerate the Sahelian region’s efforts to eliminate malaria. The health ministers of Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Chad, Mali,…