Independence is still in the air and as we celebrate it, let’s give you a rundown of the most interesting tweets that caught our attention this week.
In no particular order:
Our founder, Onyeka Akumah was a judge and panelist at the 2019 FCMB-Wennovation AgriTech Incubation Program.
Our Founder, Onyeka Akumah was a judge and panelist at the 2019 FCMB-Wennovation AgriTech Incubation Program.
— Farmcrowdy (@farmcrowdy) September 30, 2019
Onyeka and the other panelists discussed “The Role of Agriculture in the Economy, its Challenges, and How to Mitigate them.”
In Owerri, Imo State, Onyeka also joined the US Consulate Office where he spoke to over 200 young entrepreneurs from the South-East of Nigeria at the Conference for Emerging Entrepreneurs.
Today in Owerri, Imo State, @Chude & I had a privilege to join the US Consulate Office to speak to over 200 young entrepreneurs from the South-East of Nigeria at the Conference for Emerging Entrepreneurs. Thank you @YaliNetwork @YaliLearns & Omowale of @Fsdreams1 for this. #USCEE pic.twitter.com/rpaKNBUxQ9
— Onyeka Akumah (@onyekaakumah) October 2, 2019
Russell Brooks, The Representative of the US Consulate to Nigeria was also in attendance.
The conference aims at bringing young entrepreneurs together to learn from the success stories of successful entrepreneurs The participants were from the @YALINetwork #YaliLearns #USCEE pic.twitter.com/41npuWR0NW
— Farmcrowdy (@farmcrowdy) October 2, 2019
In Kogi, the State Project Coordinator, Dr. Ozomata received in audience the World Bank Practice Manager for Agriculture and Food Global Practice, Ms. Marianne Grosclaude.
Earlier in the week, the State Project Coordinator @Dr_ozomata received in audience @WorldBank Practice Manager for Agriculture and Food Global Practice, Ms. Marianne Grosclaude who was on a working visit to the State Coordination Office. pic.twitter.com/p6026Z6Jvx
— KOGI APPEALS project (@AppealsKogi) September 28, 2019
As part of efforts to strengthen inter-agency collaboration to deliver on the mandate, FAO Nigeria Rep, Suffyan Koroma and WFP Nigeria CD, Paul Howe, had a mutual engagement and agreed to support and complement each other in areas of comparative advantage.
Part of efforts to strengthen inter-agency collaboration to deliver on the mandate, @FAONigeria Rep Suffyan Koroma and @WFP_Nigeria CD Paul Howe had a mutual engagement and agreed to support and complement each other in areas of comparative advantage. #ZeroHunger @FAO pic.twitter.com/6c8OumD8IE
— FAONigeria (@FAONigeria) September 28, 2019
Meanwhile, things are not looking so good in some other parts of the world. In Yemen, cases of cholera has risen due to freshwater being extremely scarce.
Cases of cholera have risen in #Yemen.
With freshwater extremely scarce, farmers in Sana'a have had to resort to using water of dubious quality.
— FAO (@FAO) October 3, 2019
FAO and Japan are partnering to fight cholera on Yemen’s farms.
Still in Yemen, FAO reports that locusts are destroying crops in the country.
— FAO (@FAO) September 28, 2019
FAO also reports that 2.8 million hectares of our natural forest is lost yearly.
2.8 Million hectares of our natural #forest lost yearly, this must be prevented and we need more action oriented efforts to curb this situation. @FAO, Nora Berrahmouni, Senior Policy Officer, #Forestry.
— FAO in Africa (@FAOAfrica) September 30, 2019
Did you know that 83% of the damages and losses caused by droughts affect agriculture, especially crop production and livestock?
#DYK 83% of the damage and losses caused by droughts affect agriculture, especially crop production and livestock?
— FAO (@FAO) September 29, 2019
Despite all these bad events, efforts are being made to achieve food security and zero hunger. In Africa, FAO Thiaroye technique is transforming the lives of women.
In Africa smoking & drying are the most common methods for #fish processing at small & medium scale level, these practices are constrained by challenges related to post harvest losses & consumer health.@FAO Thiaroye technique transforming lives of women in Africa #Zerohunger pic.twitter.com/TFS7lUlWBC
— FAO in Africa (@FAOAfrica) October 1, 2019
Small Island Developing States are more vulnerable to natural disasters and often rely on imports due to limited natural resources. The clip below shows five ways FAO is helping these states achieve food security:
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are more vulnerable to natural disasters and often rely on imports due to limited natural resources. 🏝️
— FAO (@FAO) September 27, 2019
In Nigeria, the APPEALS Project is enhancing the productivity of farmers and improving value addition along the Rice, Poultry, and Aquaculture Value Chains in Lagos State.
The APPEALS Project is enhancing the productivity of farmers and improving value addition along the Rice, Poultry and Aquaculture Value Chains in Lagos State. Follow us for more updates. #APPEALSng pic.twitter.com/JZSIDwarWl
— APPEALS Project (@APPEALSng) October 2, 2019
We can also contribute by getting children, teen, and youths interested in agriculture. In anticipation of the World Food Day on October 16th, FAO is calling on children and teens all over the world to create a poster that illustrates the idea of a healthy diet.
We’re calling on children and teens all over the 🌏!
Want to know how you can get involved in #WorldFoodDay?
— FAO (@FAO) October 2, 2019
Remember, children learn more about food, diets, and agriculture when their classroom learning of it is combined with practical experience:
— FAO (@FAO) September 28, 2019
We can also adapt the eating habits mentioned below:
5 eating habits that are good for us 👇
🍅Eat plenty of veggies & fruits
🍔Watch your intake of fats
🍩Cut back on sugar
💧 Drink lots of water
— FAO (@FAO) October 1, 2019
Speaking of eating, imagine having a cup of water and eating the cup afterward. Yes, these cups below are edible:
Drink and eat Cup.. We like…🥰
How cool would it be if you can get one of these cups in your hand??
We bet you would drink more water so you can eat it up.. 😉😉
Source: @thisisinsider #Friday pic.twitter.com/KHG2iyA4WX
— Agricsquare (@agricsquare) September 27, 2019
Another interesting innovation is this machine that chops your vegetables into smaller chunks. See how it works below:
Chop, Chop!! Let this machine chop your vegetables into smaller chunks..
The sweat and manual labor Agric innovations take away from us is one we will always be grateful for… 😊😊Don't you think so?
.#Agricsquare #agriculture #Vegetables #technology #Innovation pic.twitter.com/y3uAXuYbq7
— Agricsquare (@agricsquare) September 30, 2019
That brings us to the end of this week’s agric tweets. Welcome to the month of October.