This special edition of Perspectives was compiled with the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s North Africa offices and the Transform Africa project. It is dedicated to the emerging conversation of alternative approaches that challenge the historical bias towards the industrialisation of agriculture and the food system as the main strategy to address food insecurity while preparing for a +2°C world.
Considering the danger of Highly Hazardous Pesticides, especially to women farmers, the Smallscale Women Farmers Association in Nigeria (SWOFON) conducted a snapshot survey of pesticide usage among its members. The survey is aimed at evaluating the potential pesticide-related risk to women farmers as well as aiding in informed advocacy for better food and human safety policies.
Nigeria’s nuclear power ambitions pose several essential questions: One of which is how the introduction of nuclear energy would help address the electricity gap and how it compares to alternative energy pathways in terms of cost, reliability, and ability to combat climate change, considering current global energy trends. We sponsored the 72nd edition of the Power Dialogue hosted by Nextier Power to discuss these issues with relevant experts in the field.
Clean Technology Hub, with support from Heinrich Böll Stiftung, has developed a policy proposal for the Delta State Government to adopt a renewable energy policy roadmap that will serve as a blueprint to achieve the state’s vision for access to electricity, climate resilience, and economic growth beyond oil.
Heinrich Böll Stiftung (HBS) and the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) partnered to host a public dialogue on climate finance, pertaining to how Nigeria can mobilise more resources to migate and adapt to the devastating impacts of climate change. The public dialogue also served to launch the report, “Unlocking Climate Finance for Nigeria: Between Aspirations and Realities”.
The Nigerian government has raised billions of naira to finance energy and land-use projects using green bonds. This report hopes to make a meaningful contribution towards ensuring that mechanisms for transparency, accountability, sustainability and value for money are put in place throughout the processes of green bond issuances in Nigeria.
In this infographics publication, Action Aid analyzes to what extent Nigeria is financing climate resilient agriculture through its budget and the potential consequence on smallholder women farmers who are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change; while also proffering recommendations to improve sustainable agriculture in Nigeria.
The business of the AIIB is the financing of large infrastructure projects such as power plants, dams and transport routes. Such investments are inherently associated with high environmental and social risks, as well as corruption and high levels of debt. This study provides an overview of the institution's close alignment with China and its transparency and information disclosure rules.
This second volume of our Nigerian pesticides study provides evidence to support a process of withdrawing highly hazardous pesticides from the Nigerian market, based on their toxicity to human health and the environment, and to promote safer alternatives to chemical pesticides for crop and pest management.