Agriculture bears major brunt of Natural disaster

Nearly a quarter of damages wrought by natural disasters on the developing world are borne by the agricultural sector according to initial results from a new FAO study released here today at the UN World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The Organization also announced the launch of a special facility aimed at helping countries better equip their food production sectors to reduce risk exposure, limit impacts, and be better prepared to cope with disasters.

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Staple food prices go up As Elections Loom

The prices of staple food items have either increased or remained at their exhorbitant rates. A bag of Aroso rice cost N9, 000, Agric rice, N8, 500, a bowl of garri is N300 and N400; these prices haven’t changed since December.

Beans is N15,500 per bag; a carton of frozen turkey is N7,000, a frozen foods retailer at Ayobo, a Lagos surburb, Mrs. Ifomma Eze, said. Continue reading

United Nations Scribe, Ban Ki – Moon Marks World Water Day

 

 

United Nations SecretaryGeneral Ban Ki-moon today.declared  that as the perils of climate change increasingly threaten the planet, the international community must unite in “a spirit of urgent cooperation” to address the many water-related challenges facing humanity.

He made this declaration in his message marking the 2015 edition of World Water Day, observed annually on 22 March, the Secretary-General warned that access to safe drinking water and sanitation was among “the most urgent issues” affecting populations across the globe.

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