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FAO LAUNCHES FOOD COALITION TO LIFT FOOD ACCESS, SUSTAINABLE AGRI-FOOD SYSTEMS

The need for concerted action to prevent the COVID-19 international health emergency from triggering a catastrophic world food crisis received a welcome new tool today as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations formally launched the Food Coalition. A “network of networks”, the Food Coalition is a voluntary multi-stakeholder and Continue Reading
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WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME SUPPLYING FRESH VEGGIES TO KENYAN SCHOOLS

The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) has piloted a project in three schools in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, providing 11,000 pounds or 5.5 tonnes of green beans, peas and broccoli The project has helped to provide lunch 2,200 children over 75 school days. (Image source: The Open University/Flickr) These vegetables are typically dumped as they […]Continue Reading
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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