Did you know that whenever the 13th day of the month falls on a Friday, some associate it with bad luck? But I digress…
Here’s to serving you this week’s dose of the latest news and events in agriculture.
In no particular order:
Our founder, Onyeka Akumah, spoke at the Social Good Summit Lagos 2019 on 7th September:
Our Founder, Onyeka Akumah spoke at the Social Good Summit Lagos 2019 today.
Onyeka, the British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria and other speakers discussed collaborative efforts to impact the community.#Collaborating4Impact #Farmcrowdy #SGSLAGOS19 @SocialGoodLagos pic.twitter.com/bnnr9Ovico
— Farmcrowdy (@farmcrowdy) September 7, 2019
Also present at the event was the British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria and other speakers. They discussed the collaborative efforts to impact the community.
On September 10, our Co-founder and COO, Temitope Omotolani attended the Expert Consultation on Agriculture and Nutrition by Sahel Consulting Agriculture and Nutrition:
Temitope also represented her group during a discussion on high cost of food to the Lagos populace and how to tackle the issue.#Farmcrowdy #UPG2019 #ForAGreaterLagos #SahelUPG2019 pic.twitter.com/H54cECAWh7
— Farmcrowdy (@farmcrowdy) September 10, 2019
That same day, Temitope also attended the Impulse UM6P Startup Accelerator. She was on a panel where she and other panelists talked about how digital innovations impact agriculture:
Our Co-founder and Executive Director of Operations, Temitope Omotolani attended the Impulse UM6P Startup Accelerator yesterday.
— Farmcrowdy (@farmcrowdy) September 11, 2019
She spoke on issues such as the high cost of food to the Lagos populace and how to tackle it.
Missed out on these events and would like to attend the next one? You’re in luck. Our Co-founder and VP, Data and Intelligence, Ifeanyi Anazodo will be speaking at the Legal and Tech Network Summit ’19. Click here to register:
We are pleased to announce that Ifeanyi Anazodo will be speaking at the #Legal & Tech Network Summit 2019.
— LACIAC (@LACIACnews) September 7, 2019
Meanwhile, the UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon paid a courtesy call to the Governor of Nasarawa state, His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi Sule:
The @UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria @EdwardKallon paid a courtesy call to H.E Engr. Abdullahi Sule, Governor of @NasarawaGovt to introduce the project 'Integrated Approach to Building Peace in #Nigeria's Farmer-Herder Crisis' & discuss partnership @UNDPNigeria @FAONigeria pic.twitter.com/BcItFT8ifm
— Nasarawa State Government (@NasarawaGovt) September 11, 2019
In Cross River state, FAO Nigeria Rep Suffyan Koroma met with the Deputy Governor of Cross Rivers state, Prof. Ivara Esu:
To meet the #ZeroHunger target development support must be strengthened at the sub national levels. @FAONigeria Rep Suffyan Koroma told the Deputy Governor of Cross Rivers state Prof Ivara Esu that investment in agriculture is the key to achieve sustainable development. @FAOnews pic.twitter.com/nIvT82C7FR
— FAONigeria (@FAONigeria) September 11, 2019
They discussed investment in agriculture as the key to achieving sustainable development.
In Yobe State, Center for Community Development and Research, Nigeria is facilitating Farmer Field School, a process that helps local farmers to improve skills by observing and trying out new ideas on their own fields:
in Gujba and Gulani, we are facilitating farmer Field School, a process that helps local farmers to improve skills via observing and trying out new ideas on their own fields, contributing to improved production and livelihoods under @FAONigeria Rainy Season intervention in #Yobe pic.twitter.com/L6gK8sPv5y
— CCDRN (@ccdrnNigeria) September 12, 2019
We hope this improves production outcomes.
Meanwhile, these creative home gadgets are making food preparation easier. Watch the video below and let us know what you think about them:
— Agricsquare (@agricsquare) September 11, 2019
If you thought you had seen it all in agriculture, you thought wrong. These creative tools could give you heart shaped watermelons and star shaped cucumbers. Don’t believe us, just watch:
A Must Watch!! Smart Innovative at its peak.. 👌
We thought we had seen the best of creativity infused with agriculture till we watched this..
.#Agricsquare #agriculture #Innovation #Creativethinking pic.twitter.com/ABEiA2fbM4
— Agricsquare (@agricsquare) September 10, 2019
Amazing right? And that’s not all. This innovative company creates edible plastic wrapper. That’s right. If you’re still hungry after eating, you can eat the food wrap as well:
Food Lovers Get In Here!! You mean we can eat this and its wrap as well? 🥰🥰🥰🥰
If you are still hungry after eating , you can eat this bio-plastic wrapper as well.. More food init? We like…😍
Source: @weneedthisbyattn #Agricsquare #agriculture #Foodtech pic.twitter.com/e1e3GAacA1
— Agricsquare (@agricsquare) September 12, 2019
It’s really mind-blowing how innovative agriculture can be. We just hope these creations help us achieve #ZeroHunger.
#ZeroHunger doesn’t just refer to food. We need to stop wasting water too. FAO says that if we don’t change our habits now, global demand for water could increase by 50% by 2030:
— FAO (@FAO) September 10, 2019
By 2050, 2/3 of the world’s population could be living under water-stressed conditions.
By 2050, 2/3 of the world's population could be living under water-stressed conditions.
We can’t take this precious resource for granted. We need to change our actions now!
— FAO (@FAO) September 12, 2019
What actions are you taking towards achieving #ZeroHunger? We need to stop wasting food, water, and energy:
Don't waste food 🍽️
Save energy 💡
We all need to act now!
— FAO (@FAO) September 12, 2019
That brings us to the end of this week’s agric tweets.
Don’t forget to register here for the Africa Legal and Tech Network Summit 2019.
Keep appreciating local farmers.