UNEP team in Nigeria discusses oil cleanup in OgonilandListen /
• 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
• 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
• 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.
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