Celebrating International Day of Cooperatives 2024: The Collective Triumph of Dankwali Rice Farmers {Full Interview}

1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your role in DCRFCA?

My name is Abubakar Adamu, born in Argungu, Kebbi State, Nigeria on February 10, 1967. My main occupation is rice farming, which I have been doing for 30 years, both in the wet and dry seasons. Initially, before the intervention of USADF, I was an average smallholder farmer producing rice just to cater for my family needs.

Software and AI Tools for Nonprofits

Many NGOs and nonprofits have various objectives and missions. Some focus on providing humanitarian aid and relief, while others prioritize social services, welfare, or environmental preservation and sustainability. Regardless of their specific goals, certain activities are critical for nonprofits to achieve their missions successfully. These activities include communication, project management, financial management, and monitoring and evaluation.

World Food Safety Day 2024: Prepare for the Unexpected

Did you know that one in ten people worldwide fall ill from contaminated food each year? Over 200 diseases are caused by eating contaminated food, and 40 percent of the foodborne disease burden is carried by children under 5. On June 7, we commemorate World Food Safety Day to draw attention to the importance of food safety incidents and the role we all play in ensuring the food we consume is safe.

How Off-Grid Energy Providers are Contributing to Sustainable Development in Nigeria

Nigeria has always faced the problem of insufficient electricity. According to the 2023 Energy Progress Report by tracking SDG 7, over 80 million Nigerians, about 45% of the population lack access to electricity. Even in areas where there’s electricity, the supply is often unstable and unreliable. The country is heavily dependent on fossil fuels, with oil and gas accounting for about 90% of total energy consumption, according to a report by the World Bank. This has resulted in several challenges including lack of adequate health care due to power outages in medical facilities, slowed economic growth as businesses face disruptions and inefficiencies in their operation, social inequalities from unequal access to electricity, difficulties in communication and information access, and overall lack of development in the society.

Earth Day 2024: Let’s Join the Rest of the World in Tackling Plastic Pollution

Today is World Earth Day. The day serves as a vital reminder of our commitment to environmental protection and sustainability. It’s a day to raise awareness of our planet’s critical environmental challenges and to galvanize action towards addressing them. The theme for this year is: “Planet vs Plastics.”

A DECADE OF ILLUMINATION: The 2023 Power Africa Annual Report Is Out!

As the Implementing Partner of the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) in Nigeria, we are proud to share insights from the Power Africa 2023 Annual Report, showcasing a decade of remarkable progress toward ending energy poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. This report is a testament to the collective efforts of the partners, funders, and the communities that have been a part of the project. DDI remains committed to advancing sustainable energy solutions that not only provide access to power but also catalyze economic growth and improve overall community well-being.

International Women’s Day 2024

The History, Significance, and 2024 Theme of International Women’s Day: 

A Call to Invest in Women and Accelerate Progress

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated globally on March 8, every year, focusing on honoring women’s achievements across various fields, advocating for gender equality, and raising awareness about issues affecting women worldwide. The origins of IWD can be traced back to the early 20th century, rooted in the labor movements in North America and Europe.

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