Strategic Partners to Ecobank on the summit are Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) and the Nigerian Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (NASME). Others include the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) and Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG). The speakers and panelists are carefully drawn from government, development finance institutions, banking, trade associations, civil society, non governmental organisations and subject matter experts in technology and agriculture.
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The partnership promises to improve the livelihoods of smallholder rice farmers in the country, whose success is crucial to feeding a burgeoning population. Rice is a major staple in Nigeria, but production and supply in Kebbi State, a major producer of rice, has suffered a setback because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, made this disclosure during a courtesy visit by the Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleman Adamu, and his team.
The impact of climate change, rising fragility and conflict, and locust invasions in East and Southern Africa is taking a toll on the continent.
In a statement, the agency said it recognized that Nigeria is experiencing food insecurity, which is compounded by the new global coronavirus pandemic and its effects on the food value chain.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the programme tagged, 2020 All Agribusiness Stakeholders’ Summit has its theme as ‘building a synergy among players in agric industry for growth and food security in Nigeria’.
The FAO report also recorded the prevalence of severe food insecurity at 746.0 million, which translates to 9.7 per cent of global population.
Sanwo-Olu stated this at the 2020 World Food Day Celebration on Sunday in the state, just as he reiterated its administration’s commitment towards the attainment of the state’s food security objective.
Founder of the organisation, Obinna Chukwuezie, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja that government at all levels must make deliberate efforts to make agriculture more attractive to youth.
Ujomu of the Department of Philosophy, Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State, made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos.
Dr Bello Abubakar, National President, made the pledge in an interview with newsmen in Abuja.
Gidado, also Deputy Director, National Biotechnology Development Agency, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, on Wednesday, in Abuja.
The Lagos State Government has unfolded various agricultural projects that will shore up the food security status of the State in order to achieve sustainable food security in Lagos State.
The recent COVID-19 outbreak in the world has significantly dealt the global economy a serious blow, such that even the much respected developed economies are now gasping for Oxygen to survive. Going by this trend, the hitherto fragile Nigerian Economy may be badly hit by the impending depression in our economy, if we fail to pragmatically bailout our major primary production sector which is Agriculture, to stimulate the desired growth
The Food and Agricultural Organisation has promised Nigeria continued support in its drive toward ensuring food security and zero hunger in the future.
The Federal Government says the persistent attacks on residents of Zamfara State by bandits will affect food security in the country.
The President of Soil Science Society of Nigeria, Prof. Bashiru Raji, has warned that soil pollution remains a hidden danger and poses greater threat to food security, human health and the environment.
The Federal Government’s Fadama III Second Additional Financing says it will on Monday start a review of Food Security and Livelihood Support Project activities of the six North East states ravaged by insurgency.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Food Security, Ganiyu Sanni, disclosed this over the weekend when he led top officials of the Ministry of Agriculture on a monitoring tour of designated sales centres and distributors’ outlets.
Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said this at a stakeholders’ interactive forum to precede the winding down of the programme in Abuja on Thursday.