TGIF! And as we get ready to have a relaxing weekend, let’s catch up on the interesting tweets that caught our attention this week.
Our founder and CEO, Onyeka Akumah garnered more accolades as he was awarded with the award for scientific technological development. He was recognized as one of Nigeria’s Top Ten Outstanding Young Persons 2019 under the category; Scientific and/or Technological Development:
Our Founder, Onyeka Akumah was presented with an award as one of Nigeria's Top Ten Outstanding Young Persons 2019 under the category; Scientific and/or Technological Development by the EU Ambassador to Nigeria and JCI Nigeria.#JCINIYD2019 #EUNigeria #Farmcrowdy #JCITOYP2019 pic.twitter.com/Lb6AVLlnKq
— Farmcrowdy (@farmcrowdy) August 20, 2019
— JCI Nigeria (@jci_nigeria) August 20, 2019
We are very excited about this award and we appreciate everyone who voted and supported us. More to come.
In other news, The UN Nigeria Peace Project commenced soil sample collection with FAO in the lead. This project seeks to bring succor to communities affected by the crisis in Benue state:
The @UN_Nigeria Peace project (HSTF) has commenced soil sample collection with @FAO in the lead. 48 hectares of land is provided by @benuestategovt for the project in Guma alone. The project brings succor to communities affected by the Farmers-herdsmen crisis@FAOnews @FAOAfrica pic.twitter.com/FXmvPRsErA
— FAONigeria (@FAONigeria) August 23, 2019
August 19th marked another #WorldHumanitarianDay and this year, we were celebrating #WomenHumanitarians:
Today is #WorldHumanitarianDay!
This year it celebrates #WomenHumanitarians working to make the 🌍 a better place.
— FAO Newsroom (@FAOnews) August 19, 2019
Women Humanitarians are honored as many of them are the reasons why we eat food:
On #WHD2019, I want to pay tribute to colleagues we have lost and to those who continue risking their lives daily to provide life-saving support to the most vulnerable.
— FAO Director-General (@FAODG) August 19, 2019
Still appreciating women, indigenous women are the guardians of the seeds and the keepers of traditional knowledge:
Indigenous #women are the guardians of the seeds and the keepers of traditional knowledge.
— FAO (@FAO) August 21, 2019
They help us achieve food security and are our #ZeroHunger heroes.
Speaking of #ZeroHunger heroes, agricultural technology is assisting greatly in that department. This innovative solution will blow your mind:
This is the coolest Agric Tech video you would watch today..😎
These are the top three food sorting machines right now, for Water melon, Tomato and fries.
.#Agricsquare #agriculture #Foodtech #Agrictech #Machines
Source: @cheddar pic.twitter.com/xurG9cK0jF
— Agricsquare (@agricsquare) August 23, 2019
Agric tech just keeps getting better and better. Watch how this smart trash can tells you off for wasting food:
Watch how this Smart Trash Can tells you off for wasting food..😯😮
This Smart Trash Can uses AI to control food wastage and some restaurants in the UK are already giving it a shot.
Would this work in Africa?#Africa #agriculture #Agricsquare
Source: @wef pic.twitter.com/xPzbctj2kl
— Agricsquare (@agricsquare) August 21, 2019
Some restaurants in the UK are already using it. What do you think? Can this innovation work in Africa?
One innovative solution that we have not taken the most advantage of is farmer field schools. Farmer field schools have empowered over 20 million farmers and can be found in over 90 countries:
Since 1989, farmer field schools have empowered over 20 million farmers and can now be found in over 90 countries.
— FAO (@FAO) August 21, 2019
We hope this innovative solutions help achieve #ZeroHunger. Currently, 2 million children are at risk of acute malnutrition in the Lake Chad Basin, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Western Niger.
⚠️ 2 million children are at risk of acute malnutrition in the Lake Chad Basin, Burkina Faso, Mali and western Niger ⚠️
Food insecurity in the region might worsen due to the deteriorating security situation.
— FAO in Emergencies (@FAOemergencies) August 21, 2019
Food insecurity is still on the rise and we can all play our parts towards fighting it:
🙅♀️Don't waste food
🛒Buy only what you need
🥕Pick 'ugly' fruits and veggies
👨🌾Support local food producers
💧Keep our soils and water clean
🍲Adopt a more healthy and sustainable diet
— FAO (@FAO) August 22, 2019
As we come to the end of this week’s agric tweets, let’s leave you with this crazy innovation. A wristwatch that can carry your food. What do you think?
I’m crying…this is the same as not eating anything pic.twitter.com/bDmjT4ek99
— `~` (@heejinsjk) August 21, 2019
That’s it for this week’s agric tweets but before we leave, here’s one more exciting thing for you. Are you a teenager between 14 and 19 years or do you know anyone within that age range interested in starting a business? Get in here:
This program is aimed at equipping teenagers with the necessary skills to start a business.
Our Founder and CEO, Onyeka Akumah will be speaking on, "Leveraging Technology and Innovation".
— Farmcrowdy (@farmcrowdy) August 19, 2019
Until next week, remember to appreciate a rural farmer today.