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AU to launch Africa’s forestry management framework in 2020

Almami Dampha

Africa’s sustainable forestry management framework will be launched in early 2020 to guide the continent in sustainable exploitation of forest resources, an AU official disclosed on Monday, May 20, 2019. Almami Dampha, Senior Policy Officer at AU Commission Almami Dampha, Senior Policy Officer at AU Commission, said that the framework had been developed to help countries meet the AU Agenda ...

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ECOWAS biosafety regulations to boost agricultural productivity, economic growth

Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma

The Federal Government has said that the ECOWAS biosafety regulations would facilitate the adoption of safe and useful modern biological processes to boost agricultural productivity, environmental sustainability and economic growth in the region. Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma, Minister of Environment Minister of Environment, Mr Suleiman Zarma, made this known at the ministers’ meeting on the Validation of the Preliminary Draft ...

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Govt, UNDP, GEF commit $58m to Nigeria’s food security

Chief Audu Ogbeh

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environmental Facility (GEF) in collaboration with the Federal Government have set aside $58 million to Integrated Approach Programme for Food Security (IAP-FS) project in Nigeria. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh Mr Abdullahi Abubakar, the National Coordinator, National Programme Management Unit (NPMU), made this known during a one-day Food ...

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FAO unveils five-year strategic plan for agric in Nigeria

Suffyan Koroma

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has given a breakdown of its five-year strategic Programming Framework for Nigeria (CPF), spanning between 2018 and 2022. Suffyan Koroma, FAO Representative in Nigeria Suffyan Koroma, FAO Country Representative in Nigeria, said in a press statement in Abuja on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 that the framework was to assist Federal Government develop its agriculture ...

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Biosafety agency has delivered on its targets, says minister

National Biosafety Management Agency

Minister of Environment, Suleiman Hassan Zarma, has said that the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has delivered on its targets in line with its mandate of ensuring that modern biotechnology practices and its products are well used and deployed safely in Nigeria. Minister of Environment, Suleiman Hassan Zarma (left), with Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the NBMA, Rufus Ebegba, ...

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Bayer says Monsanto likely kept files on influential people across Europe

Matthias Berninger

Bayer on Monday, May 13, 2019 said its Monsanto unit, which is being investigated by French prosecutors for compiling files of influential people such as journalists in France, likely did the same across Europe. Matthias Berninger French prosecutors said on Friday that they had opened an inquiry after newspaper Le Monde filed a complaint alleging that Monsanto, acquired by Bayer ...

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NiMET’s prediction will save farmers losses – IFAD

Sani Marshi

The National Coordinator of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Muhammadu Lawal-Ida, says the 2019 Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) rainfall prediction will save farmers millions of naira in losses. Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of NiMet, Prof. Sani Mashi Lawal-Ida spoke at the NiMET-CASP down-scaling workshop for 2019 seasonal rainfall prediction in Sokoto. He said IFAD had been working with NiMET to ...

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GMO foods not in Nigerian markets, says govt


The Senior Adviser on Food Security and Nutrition, Ministry of Agriculture, Dr Adeyinka Onabolu, has reiterated that the Federal Government is currently not pushing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) into the Nigerian market. GMOs Adeyinka said this on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at a news conference during the inauguration of a Food, Planet and Health report in Nigeria by the EAT-Lancet ...

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HarvestPlus to provide bio-fortified foods for 200 million Nigerians by 2030

bio-fortified crop

HarvestPlus Nigeria on Thursday, May 9, 2019 promised to provide bio-fortified foods for over 200 million Nigerians in rural communities and malnourished vulnerable by 2030. Bio-fortified crops in Africa The Country Manager of HarvestPlus, Dr Paul Ilona, made the assertion while speaking with members of the Food and Agriculture Writers Organisation of Nigeria (FAWON) during a training session on Bio-Fortified ...

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FAO to implement Nigeria 2018-2022 country programme with $91.42m

Suffyan Koroma

Country Representative in Nigeria for Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), Mr Suffyan Koroma, said the organisation would require $91.42 million to implement the 2018-2022 Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the country. Suffyan Koroma, FAO Representative in Nigeria He said in an interview with News Agency o9f Nigeria (NAN) at the launching of the CPF on Tuesday that a sum of ...

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