UNEP team in Nigeria discusses oil cleanup in Ogoniland

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UNEP technical team

• A team from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) went to Nigeria this week to discuss the cleaning up of oil contamination in Ogoniland. A study by UNEP in the Delta Region found that oil pollution in Ogoniland is extensive as a result of oil industry operations in the area since the late 1950s. UNEP says initial funding of $1 billion is needed for the cleanup.

Palm oil production presents a problem for apes

Saving forests to preserve orangutan's habitat

Orangutan

• The red fruit palm oil was labelled as the "miracle find of 2013" by Dr. Mehmet Oz, a Turkish American television personality. His American syndicated programme, "The Dr. Oz Show" helped spur a global buying frenzy for the product. The increased demand for palm oil is threatening the habitat for apes.

Two rural districts in Malawi get help from FAO to improve nutrition

Children in Malawi

• The food and agriculture sector is essential to human nutrition. Specific attention is required to ensure that agriculture provides the nutrition that people need. In Malawi, a nutrition education consultant is working for the UN Food and Agricultural Organization to improve food security and nutrition in two districts.

Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
Editor: Donn Bobb
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Studio Engineer: Zach Prewit
Duration: 10'00"

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