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Climate change, major challenge to agriculture development

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Professor of Geography, Mr. Francis Adesina, from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has identified climate change as one of the greatest challenges facing agriculture in the developing countries, especially Nigeria. He made the statement while delivering a lecture on the topic, ‘Some Thoughts on Climate Change, Agriculture,’ at the ...

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Opinion: As Nigeria goes from fossil fuel to zero carbon

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(original Post: ynaija.com) Nigeria is a nation whose name is synonymous with oil riches! Shortly after independence in 1960, the young democratic nation was soon confronted with divisive and unsavory political wrangling which led to an unsolicited military intervention and political assassinations! A violent vortex of political unrest, sectional violence ...

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Hon. Min of State Usman Jubril speaks on EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

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(Original post by The Guardian) The devastating effects of climate change are already here with us in Nigeria. Experts have blamed the recent rise in infectious diseases to climate change especially the El Nino event. In fact, medical and environment experts told The Guardian “the effects of climate change are ...

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Climate Change To Affect 60% Of Nigerian Population – Survey

A study by the Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment, has revealed that 50 to 60 per cent of the country’s population could be affected by climate change in the nearest feature. According to the report, global warming related events such as floods, strong winds, droughts and tidal ...

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Federal Ministry of Environment Host Stakeholders’ Workshop on Climate Change Research Agenda for West African Science Service Centre On Climate Change and Adaptive Land Use (WASCAL)

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Towards ensuring that national programmes mitigate the impacts of climate change and its variability, the Federal government plans to review all existing environmental legislations in the country. The proposed review would provide the needed national roadmap for sustainable development at all levels and in all key stakeholder constituencies, including engaging ...

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Reduction of Gas-flaring in Nigeria

Reduction of gas-flaring in Nigeria Nigeria is among the top 10 globally in terms of wealth of oil and gas resources, and the products derived from this sector comprise around 90% of exports. However this sector is one of the main sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Nigeria – producing ...

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Low-carbon Electrification in Nigeria

Low-carbon electrification in Nigeria Nigeria has already demonstrated its commitment to improving the power sector through its bold reform programme to enable private sector investment. However there are substantial challenges going forward: electricity access lags far below other countries (Nigeria’s per person consumption is 40% of India’s), and over half ...

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Coordination and Climate Finance in Nigeria

Coordination and climate finance in Nigeria The costs of responding to climate change in Nigeria will be significant. The World Bank estimates that measures to adapt to climate change already built into the climate system could be $0.7bn to $1.2bn per year over the next 40 years (summing to almost ...

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Climate Smart Agriculture

Climate Smart Agriculture Agriculture is one of the sectors most sensitive to climate change in Nigeria, with productivity set to decling by 10-25% by 2080, and yields of rain-fed agriculture in some northern areas predicted vulnerable to declines of up to 50%. This may result in a 4.5% reduction to ...

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