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‘WHY FOOD SHOULD BECOME HUMAN RIGHT IN NIGERIA’S CONSTITUTION’

Prof. Gbolagade Babalola Ayoola is a Professor of Agricultural Economics and Policy, founder/president of Farm and Infrastructures Foundation and promoter of the Right to Food Bill at the National Assembly. Senator Adamu Abdullahi sponsors the bill in the National Assembly and believes it has the potentiality, if signed into law, to infuse seriousness into agricultural Continue Reading
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STOP THE TALK, GET YOUTHS INVOLVED IN AGRIC, BY IBE, OTHERS

The Federal Government and states have been advised to stop the talk and put infrastructure, enabling the environment and necessary investments in place to harness the intelligence, vigour, and vibrancy of Nigerian youths in agriculture. Harnessing them in agriculture would create job opportunities, social-economic benefits and make Nigeria food-secure. Professor Chidi Ibe Continue Reading
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2.6 MILLION NIGERIANS FACE FOOD INSECURITY IN NORTHEAST, SAYS FAO

The Country Representative of the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), Mr. Suffyan Koroma, has disclosed that 2.6 million people face worse “food insecurity and hunger” in the Northeastern Nigeria. The decade-long insurgency in the region has also displaced over 7.7 million people in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states. Koroma raised the alarm in Abuja at […]Continue Reading
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‘VIBRANT EXTENSION SERVICE SYSTEM IS INEVITABLE FOR FOOD SECURITY’

Mr Adewole Fatokun is Manager, Technical and Regulatory, Agricultural Solutions of BSF West Africa. He said, Kaduna State, on inevitability of extension services to food security and other industry issues during a workshop on prevention of grain contamination recently. In Nigeria, maize production records a deficit of 4 million metric tonnes, but with the closure […]Continue Reading
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OGUN GOVT PARTNERS FG ON SUSTAINABLE FOOD SECURITY

OGUN State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has restated his administration’s commitment towards ensuring that farmers in the state were empowered to produce enough food to attain self-sufficiency. Abiodun stated this while speaking at the opening ceremony of this year’s Nigeria Poultry Show with the theme: ‘Managing the Value Chain for National Development’ held at the […]Continue Reading
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‘PRICE STABILITY WILL BOOST FARMERS’ PRODUCTIVITY’

Pa Samuel Akinade is the chairman of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Oyo State chapter. He spoke on the readiness of farmers to rev up production despite challenging factors of production, calling on each state government to develop irrigation facilities for dry season farmers. Are Nigerian rice farmers capable of feeding the country […]Continue Reading