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Cost of farming: How Iseyin women farmers cope with climate change, credit crunch

Alice Omotosho

In response to COVID-19 emergency food security in 2020, the Oyo State Government created a database of 10,000 smallholder farmers as part of the Oyo Agricultural Micro-Enterprise Scheme. Over 9,300 small-scale farmers in the database received support from the state government through inputs. Alice Omotosho, a smallholder farmer of okra, pepper and leafy vegetables, heard about a grant package in ...

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Western govts, private foundations urged to stop funding AGRA

Agnes Kalibata

The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) on Thursday, September 2, 2021, called on donors to stop funding the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and other programmes that promote industrialised agriculture on the continent. Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of AGRA AFSA leaders said they would deliver their letter to AGRA donors, with hundreds of endorsements from international ...

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Agroecology as a viable option to addressing climate change

Nnimmo Bassey

The world is grappling with the challenge of how to address climate change. The latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) underpins the urgency of taking global action to halt climate change and deal with its growing effects. The report which was released on August 9, 2021, cautions that without immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse ...

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Afghan to build 1,000 greenhouses

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock says it plans to construct 1,000 greenhouses in different provinces of the conflict-battered country. Greenhouse farming: A worker at a cashew nursery According to the ministry’s spokesman, Akbar Rustami, work for construction of the greenhouses had reached 71 per cent completion and it will be completed by the year end. In talks with ...

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Fayemi canvasses environmental protection to boost agribusiness

Kayode Fayemi

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has flagged off distribution of equipment to farmers, under the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), to promote agribusiness in the state. Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State Fayemi, represented by the Deputy Gov. Bisi Egbeyemi, performed the ceremony in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. The governor said that ...

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Govt wants legislators, others to partner on implementation of gender policy in agric

Women farmers

The Federal Government has urged the National Assembly, civil society organisations (CSOs), media and other stakeholders to partner with her on the implementation of the National Gender Policy in Agriculture. Women farmers Dr Ernest Umakhihe, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, made the appeal on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at the opening of a Workshop on  “Implementation of the ...

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Africa should collaborate to transform food, nutrition system – Ethiopian ex-PM

Hailemariam Desalegn

Former Ethiopian Prime Minister, Mr Hailemariam Desalegn, has emphasised the need for African leaders to collaborate to transform the continent’s food and nutrition system. Former Ethiopian Prime Minister, Mr Hailemariam Desalegn Desalegn said this at the opening of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2021 Summit Launch, held in a hybrid format on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.  The former Ethiopian ...

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Food Security: Bayelsa to assist farmers with new techniques, inputs

Douye Diri

Bayelsa State Government says it will assist subsistence farmers in the state with improved techniques and inputs to boost production and achieve food security. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State Mr David Alagoa, Commissioner for Agriculture, stated on Saturday, July 3, 2021 in Yenagoa, the state capital, while fielding questions from members of Federated Correspondent’s Chapel of Nigeria Union of ...

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Actionaid calls for implementation of gender policy in agricultural sector

Women farmers

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) has called on the federal and state governments to implement the gender policy in agricultural sector in a bid to offer equal access and gender-sensitive approaches toward food production. Women farmers The Flood and Agriculture Programme Coordinator (AAN), Mr Azubuike Nwokoye, disclosed this at a news conference on Thursday, July 1, 2021 in Abuja. The conference was ...

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Threat of food insecurity: The real reason

Alhaji Sabo Nanono

Nigeria, a country of over 200 million people, blessed with beautiful climate, mineral resources and large arable land is still grappling with the problem of food insecurity. Alhaji Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development The major factor that drives food insecurity and hunger in the country is the current insecurity in some parts of the country, worsened by ...

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