The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) invites interested candidates to apply for Internship Programme.
The programme provides selected students, enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degree programme or recent graduates with the opportunity to supplement, their academic knowledge with a practical work assignment in a field related to the work of FAO. This will enable them to gain a better understanding of FAO’s mandate and programmes. At the same time, the Programme provides FAO with the assistance of qualified individuals specializing in relevant fields in connection to FAO Strategic Objectives and UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The Internship Programme is a learning opportunity aiming to attract talented young women
Agro-Park Graduate Trainee Program (GTP) 2020 is a 6-month intensive program organized by Agro Park Development Company Limited . Agro Park Development Company Limited is primarily a farm management company involved in the end to end of agricultural value chain. We fully manage over 1,500 hectares of farmland for individuals, corporate and institutional investors. We cultivate spices, staple crops and cash crops. Our livestock section includes poultry, fishery, piggery and rabbit farm. AgroPark clients assets are located across agricultural regions in Nigeria.
Applicants are invited to appy for Agro-Park Graduate Trainee Program (GTP) 2020 that would be taking place at Abeokuta North, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Location: Abeokuta, Ogun StateDuration: February - August, 2020
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Joshua AYINBORA, a young farmer from Ghana, for a field demonstration on the use of drones. Joshua got curious about drones and asked his friend who owns a drone to fly it over his farm. When the images were analysed, it was realised that part of his pineapple field had a fungal attack. And detecting it at an early stage saved Joshua a lot of money. He is convinced that the use of drones can benefit him in the long run. He plans to use drones to manage his farm when he up-scales.
FAO invites undergraduates and recent graduates for an Internship Programme from FAO member nations.
The Internship Programme is a learning opportunity aimed at attracting talented young women and men who are strongly motivated to share their new perspectives, innovative ideas and latest research experience in FAO’s domains.
The Internship Programme provides selected students,
enrolled in an under-graduate or post-graduate degree programme or
recent graduates, with the opportunity to supplement their academic
knowledge with a practical work experience in a field related to the
work of FAO. It will enable them to gain a better understanding of FAO’s
mandate and programmes. At the same time, the Programme provides FAO
with the assistance of qualified individuals specializ
Kenya has unveiled Africa’s largest wind power plant, a project
aimed at reducing electricity costs and dependence on fossil fuels and
moving the nation to meet its ambitious goal of 100% green energy next
The sprawling wind farm of 365 turbines on the shores of Lake
Turkana in northern Kenya was designed to boost the nation’s electricity
supply by 13 percent, giving more Kenyans access at a lower cost,
President Uhuru Kenyatta said at its launch.
Kenya has made great strides in renewable energy in recent years and is considered to one of the few African nations making progress toward clean power.
About 70 percent of the nation’s electricity comes from renewable
sources such as hydropower and geothermal - more than three times the
But one in fou
A new device was developed by group of Scientists at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia that can purify water using solar power. Previously, attempts have been made to merge solar power and clean water , but this device developed is a new three stage system to radically enhance efficiency
need to combine water purification through clean means is a growing
one, giving the rise in man-made climate change. Water scarcity is
increasing throughout a variety of places on the planet, from South Africa to India.
"The water-energy nexus is one of the main issues threatening
sustainable global development," says Wenbin Wang, a Ph.D. student at
the University's Water Desalination and Reuse Center, in a press statement.
combat the proble...
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The plant is a 100 kilo-volt-ampere (kVA) refuse-derived fuel (RDF) gasification plant designed to power the whole campus and nearby communities.
The project, which was initiated by the former vice chancellor of the institution, Prof Chinedu Nebo, when he was the minister of power four years ago, was completed and inaugurated by Prof Benjamin Ozumba, the present vice chancellor.
“I am happy that under my watch the university has witnessed innovation and transfo
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“It’s absolutely crazy because most people haven’t heard of us, and that’s partly because we’re privately-owned,” says Stuart Bashford
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“Food tech is a really trendy sector to develop new business ideas, [but] there is really a lack of trained entrepreneurs that are entering the entrepreneurship journey in the food space. Many more in Europe are starting in the IT world and in health,” said Benoi
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