Lagos and the coconut connection
Today, Wednesday, September 2, 2020, the Lagos State government joined the rest of the world to celebrate World Coconut Day. The commemoration, which made its debut in 2009, is meant to annually celebrate coconut in reminiscence of the first coconut plantation in Nigeria, established by the Roman Catholic Mission on the Topo Island in Badagry…
Lagos to plant 500,000 trees in 2020
Lagos State Government plans to plant 500,000 trees before the end of the raining season. Lagos planted over 7.6 million trees in the last nine years.
Mitigating climate change in Lagos with agroforestry of coconut, bitter kola trees
Lagos, the commercial hub of Nigeria, and by extension, West Africa, is becoming hotter, more polluted and more environmentally degraded. Industrial activities, tree felling, land clearing, and overpopulation have impacted negatively on the environment.
Lagos targets 10 Million coconut trees by 2023
The Lagos State Coconut Development Authority says it plans to plant over 10 million coconut trees in the next five years. General Manager, LASCODA, Oladapo Olakulehin, stated this at the World Coconut Tree Planting Day event inaugurated by JAM The Coconut Food Company recently at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos. According to Olakulehin,…