Babcock University collaborates with MDF-N to boost mushrooms production in Nigeria

Mushrooms Farm

As Nigeria's government emphasizes the need to diversify its economy away from oil, many Nigerians, corporate organisations, religious bodies and learning institutions as well as individuals including the youth are embracing agriculture in all its value chain to boost food production and guarantee good security. One of such companies is CHITOLA Farms into the production of diverse farming business including mushrooms production and marketing. Mushrooms Development Foundation Nigeria, MDF-N, a subsidiary of ChiTola Farms has just entered into partnership with the Babcock University Ilishan, Remo, Ogun State, southwest Nigeria to boost the production of high breed edible mushrooms for local consumption as well as for the export market.

International: Finance Minister Momodu Kargbo highlights anti-poverty agenda at high-level UN forum

Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Momodu Kargbo

Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Momodu Kargbo said Tuesday that the government of Sierra Leone considers extreme poverty as a prevalence of injustice and serious threat to national security. He made the comment during his national statement at a three day ministerial meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development, “eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world” which concluded at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York.

Tanzania’s government assures investors protection

Prof. Adolf Mkenda addressing participants

Tanzania’s Minister for Finance and Planning Dr. Phillip Mpango has assured investors in Tanzania that they will continue to be protected. He was speaking during a one day High level Thinker’s Dialogue on Development Cooperation between Tanzania and China.

Zimbabwe music producer awes South African artiste

Tapfumanashe Rujeko

A Zimbabwean music producer is making waves after doing a collaboration with popular South African house music artiste L’vovo Derrango. Tapfumanashe Rujeko spoke to Shout-Africa about the song ‘Zunza’ which has been getting a lot of airplay on the local music scene and said all he was overwhelmed by the response he got from music lovers.

LIBERIA: WaterAid Releases environmental, social and health impact scoping report

Artisanal mining in Massakapa-2, Tewor District-Grand Cape Mount County

WaterAid Liberia, through its Transboundary Programme for Liberia & Sierra Leone, commissioned an Environmental, Social and Health Impact Scoping Study to understand the potential impacts of ongoing activities on sustainable access to WASH in key cross-border communities in Liberia. The Environmental, Social and Health Impact Scoping Report focuses on Sustainability Appraisal for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Services in 45 communities in selected Districts of Grand Cape Mount and Gbarpolu Counties, Western Liberia.

Fish farming in Tanzania gets new impetus.

Dr. Tausi Kida the ESRF executive director addressing journalists at the event

The Tanzania’s leading think tank institution the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) has yet conducted another potential training in fish farming which has benefited stakeholders from various circles. This is in its continued efforts to empower entrepreneurs and other people from all-walks -of life. Being one of the outreach programmes, 253 people benefited in multiple ways from watching documentaries, interactive lectures to exhibitions on the fish farms, ponds and tank fish keeping.

Liberia: New statistics reveal scale of challenge ahead….

Chuchu Selma, WaterAid Liberia and Sierra Leone Deputy Country Director

Figures released today reveal the scale of the challenge ahead to bring universal access to water and sanitation in Liberia by 2030, the international development organisation WaterAid has said. WaterAid’s analysis of figures released today by the Joint Monitoring Programme-a body set up by UNICEF and the World Health Organization to collate data on water and sanitation coverage, shows that Liberia will deliver a community source of clean water within a 30-minute round trip to everyone by 2071.

Zambia: Joseph Phiri unravel his incredible musical talent

Joseph Phiri

KhutilaNazo (Be satisfied with what you have) marks as Joseph Phiri’s debut musical studio album. The newly unveiled musical album is a glory, loaded with messages of counsel to youths, and all those that can interpret his lyrics. Phiri a Zambian born and bred artiste says he opted to counsel populaces following a pain-staking-observation of the changing times, with many losing their ethnical moral to western ethos.

Zimbabwe: Young Kadoma artistes’ plea on child marriages

Trice the group's leader

A group of artistes under the Kadoma-based stable ‘Born-To-Shine’ have added their voices against the orgy of child marriages .The group’s lead singer Tatenda Chisamba popularly known as Trice in showbiz spoke to this paper about the song entitled ‘No to Child Marriages’ where he said as young artistes they came up with a positive message to chastise particularly parents who marry off their daughters to fend off poverty.