By Oswald Agwu Women farmers in Ebonyi under the umbrella of Smallholder Women Farmers Organization of Nigeria, SWOFON, have urged…
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Shettima gave the assurance when he received in audience the IITA delegation led by its Director-General (D-G) and Regional Director for Africa, Simeon Ehui, at the Presidential Villa, on Wednesday in Abuja.
The women farmers said that the intervention would help to enhance food production.
Nzekwe made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Friday in Ota, Ogun.
They, however, worried that the conflict could spill over into Moldova and food security concerns.
The right to sufficient food is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in subsequent international law. Food…
In a goodwill message to commemorate the 2021 International Youth Day with the theme, ‘Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health’, Abiru reiterated the urgent need for young people to be at the forefront of the creativity and innovation needed at this time.
Dr Folarin Oguntolu, Potatoes Value Chain Advisor, GIAE/GIZ Project, made the disclosure while declaring open a five-day training workshop on Potato Value Chain in Pankshin, Plateau, on Tuesday.
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.
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.