Speakers advocate for increased focus on OneHealth as conference ends

Various speakers and participants have called for an increased focus on OneHealth as a holistic way of addressing health issues in Africa; even as the GET conference on OneHealth and Bio-security ended on Friday, 29th October. OneHealth is defined as a…

CSO’s and Media played critical roles to educate lagosians on Covid19 – Akosa

Civil Society Organizations and the Media were instrumental in ensuring that disinformation and rumours that brought about vaccine hesitancy were dispelled to a very large extent in Lagos State. This assertion was made by Ms Titilope Akosa during her presentation…

GET Summit on OneHealth and BioSecurity seeks a OneHealth Paradigm shift for Africa

The 7th African Conference on OneHealth and BioSecurity, anchored by the Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium ‘GET’ was officially declared open by the Lagos State governor, Babatunde Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday in Lagos, Nigeria. The conference is coming amidst the global…

Covid19: Second Phase, Vaccination and Herd Immunity – Beyond Adverse Effects

When the news hit Nigeria of the production of vaccines to combat the Covid19 pandemic, it was received with huge disbelief that quickly turned into outright rejection. The airwaves and rumour mills were agog with different stories; from seemingly authoritative…

Burkina Faso releases its first pearl millet hybrid

High-yieldng, downy mildew-resistant and suitable for food and fodder. Developed by ICRISAT and evaluated by INERA Burkina Faso recently approved the commercial use of its first pearl millet hybrid called Nafagnon. With the approval, the single-cross hybrid also became the first of…

Satelligence partners with GAR to delink palm oil production from deforestation

Utrecht, 25th February 2021 – Agritech company Satelligence has partnered with Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), following a three month trial, to deliver near real-time deforestation risk monitoring of GAR’s full palm oil concessions and supply chain, covering all of Indonesia. Based…

Successful Crop Innovation Is Mitigating Climate Crisis Impact in Africa

IBADAN and MEXICO CITY, Feb 17 2021 (IPS) – 17 February – African smallholder farmers have no choice but to adapt to climate change: 2020 was the second hottest year on record, while prolonged droughts and explosive floods are directly threatening…

Despite Petitions & Mounting Pressure, Namibian Government Proceeds with Sale of 3% of Country’s Last Elephants

The country’s Environment Ministry is defending the January 29 auction as a conservation strategy, but conservations say the move is based on false population statistics, disputed claims of human-elephant conflict and puts 3% of Namibia’s last elephants up for sale…

U.N. agency removes cannabis from most dangerous drug category

The U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted Wednesday to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from a category of the world’s most dangerous drugs. Experts say the decision has the potential to impact the global medical marijuana industry. The Vienna-based U.N. agency said…

Food habits must change to meet Paris Climate Agreement, Oxford-led study finds

By Yihang Fang According to an Oxford-led study published in the journal Science, even if the world significantly reduces its reliance on fossil fuels, it will still be unable to meet the Paris Climate Agreement goals if the global food system…

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