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👇THREAD: The data on household food consumption recently released by @Nigerianstat is GREAT! We computed some estimates & insights from the dataset @sgyemikale (1/6)

(NB: Data & graphs below are estimates we computed from @Nigerianstat data and do not reflect official data)
In 2019, spending on food in #Nigeria was approximately USD 59 billion. Consumers in the geopolitical zones along the #GulfofGuinea account for almost half of national food expenditures...2/6 #foodsystems #fromfarmtotable #urbanization #structuraltransformation #hiddenmiddle
The #foodeconomy (household food expenditures) grew 5.2% per year over 2009-10 to 2019-20 in nominal terms. But the share of food in household spending declined from 65 to 57%...3/6 #structuraltransformation #urbanization #foodsystems #fromfarmtotable #hiddenmiddle #Nigeria
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Here's a compilation of some timelapse animations that show different stories from across India over the 3 decades (1989 - 2018) . Created with @googleearth @EarthOutreach #newyear2020

1: Restless #Brahmaputra n tributaries meandering,changing course in #Assam
2. Growth of Brick Kiln industry in the banks of #Hooghly, #Rupnarayan rivers near #Kolkata (brown polygons close to the rivers' banks) #WestBengal
3. Embankment failure in #Kosi River (2008) caused flooding. It also left a sediment footprint that was visible from satellites. #Bihar
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NEW PAPER (all 85 pages of it): The rising global tide of populist nationalism has kindled a widespread dread that the liberal order is unraveling. According to @willwilkinson, urbanization might be to blame. But there’s hope…
niskanencenter.org/blog/the-densi…
@willwilkinson Wilkinson explores the much neglected “urbanization” thesis, arguing that other theories come up short.
Urbanization has segregated national populations/concentrated economic production in megacities. This drives us apart—culturally, economically, and politically—along the lines of ethnicity, education, and population density.
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Tweeps, have you been to the landmark @LouvreAbuDhabi #Louvre #AbuDhabi? No worries. Got @twitter. Had the chance to visit while in the #UAE for the @MilkenInstitute #MIGlobal #MENASummit. Follow this thread for a #TwitterTour of highlights. louvreabudhabi.ae/?utm_source=GM… #art #museum
Hello #LouvreAbuDhabi! @LouvreAbuDhabi ~ in all directions, the #magic of art & creativity on display. Crossing borders. Crossing cultures. #artmatters #museumlove
#Stunning. This two-headed figure is one of the oldest monumental statues in the history of humanity. It is some 8500 years old. On display at the @LouvreAbuDhabi. 👥

@VisitAbuDhabi #AbuDhabi #LouvreAbuDhabi
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