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ECOWAS MOVES TO RESCUE 7M NIGERIANS FROM FOOD CRISIS

Determined to alleviate poverty among member states, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) commission has donated 3,999 tonnes of grains to the Federal Government with commitment to salvage over 7 million people currently facing food crisis in the country. Already, the commission has set up harmonised framework on Identifying Risk Areas and estimated […]Continue Reading
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KADUNA, AGRA REVIEW AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT POLICY TO BOOST FOOD SECURITY

Kaduna State Government says it is reviewing its Agriculture Development Policy to scale up stakeholders’ participation in production, processing and marketing of products to enhance food security. Mrs Halima Lawal, Commissioner for Agriculture stated this at a one-day stakeholders meeting to review the State Agricultural Development Policy through collaboration with Continue Reading
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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