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NGO APPEALS FOR MORE COLLECTIVE ACTIONS TO IMPROVE NIGERIA’S FOOD SYSTEMS

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) has called for collective actions to improve Nigeria’s food system. This was contained in a statement to mark the World Food Day. The non-governmental organization said it was pertinent for Nigeria to kickstart the implementation of priority actions collectively agreed upon at the recently concluded UN Food Systems […]Continue Reading
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FOOD CRISIS: DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY IN SOUTHWEST, FARMERS TELL GOVERNORS

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Lagos State Chapter, on Tuesday urged Governors in the South-West to declare a state of emergency on household agricultural produce. Asking Agbayewa, AFAN deputy chairman in Lagos State, told newsmen that the call became necessary following the continuous increase in prices of food commodities on a daily basis. He Continue Reading
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HIGHEST FOOD PRICES SINCE 2011 MAY PERSIST FOR MONTHS

Vegetable oil, grain, and sugar prices sharply higher due to resurgent global economy and concerns about late harvests and smaller-than-expected crops. After rising for 12 months in a row during the pandemic, international food prices are the highest they’ve been since September 2011, said the monthly Food Price Index, released on Thursday. The index, maintained Continue Reading
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EXPERTS SUGGEST WAY FORWARD AS FOOD INFLATION BITES NIGERIANS HARDER

Food and agricultural scientists, as well as stakeholders in the agro-industrial sectors have suggested construction of food storage facilities at every local government and state, as well as boosting farm mechanization to increase productivity per hectare. This is just as prices of foodstuffs ceaselessly increase amid poor economic resources and escalating poverty.Experts Continue Reading
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SYNGENTA, WACOT PARTNER TO BOOST NIGERIA’S FOOD SECURITY

Leading food and agro-processing company in West Africa, WACOT Limited, and leading global agritech company Syngenta Crop Protection are partnering for impact to further boost Nigeria’s food security and ensure sustainable development of the agriculture sector. This will see Syngenta Crop Protection work closely with WACOT over the next five years to help improve the […]Continue Reading
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7 PRINCIPLES FOR IMPROVING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR FARMERS AND RURAL COMMUNITIES

Smallholder farmers are the foundation of the global agriculture and food sector. It’s estimated that they produce around 30% of total crop production, making them critical to global food security. Olam relies on around 5 million smallholders for crops like cashew, cocoa, coffee, cotton and rice. Their ability to produce high yields of good quality […]Continue Reading
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FAO DG OUTLINES ‘FOUR BETTERS’ APPROACH IN TRANSFORMING AGRI-FOOD SYSTEMS

FAO director-general Qu Dongyu recently delivered the keynote lecture at Italy’s Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, saying a holistic redesign of the world’s agri-food systems can make outsized contributions to achieving global pledges, such as ending hunger by 2030. “Agri-food systems are the world’s largest economic system, measured in terms of Continue Reading