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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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Utilising sustainable practices to enhance productivity of smallholder women farmers

Women farmers

Studies have shown that small scale farmers, some with less than two hectares of land under cropping, are the ones producing the larger percentage of food consumed by Nigerians. Women farmers It has also been observed that peasant women constitute a large chunk of this farming population. However, the prominent role of these farmers in the agricultural value-chain in the ...

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Mitigating post-harvest losses via preservation, processing

ActionAid Agriculture

Post-harvest losses have always been a challenge to farmers and threat to food security. Unarguably food security could be enhanced through preservation and processing of crops, especially perishable commodities like tomatoes, onions, pepper, mangoes, vegetables, among others. Agriculture Preservation involves preventing the growth of micro-organisms on food and retardation of oxidation of fats which causes rancidity (spoilage of food such ...

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Farmers raise alarm as insecurity threatens food availability

Farming

Some stakeholders in the agriculture sector have appealed to the Federal Government to intensify efforts in curbing banditry, kidnapping and terrorism, as these can threaten food security. Farming The stakeholders made the appeal in separate interviews on Friday, May 14, 2021 in Abuja. They noted that the recent increase in kidnapping and banditry had made a lot of farmers run ...

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Africa to double agricultural productivity as $17bn is pledged to increase food security

Akinwumi Adesina

A coalition of multilateral development banks and development partners has pledged over $17 billion in financing on Friday, April 30, 2021 during a high-level forum, in an apparent bid to address rising hunger on the African continent and to improve food security. AfDB President, Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, speaking during the high-level dialogue on Feeding Africa These funds were pledged ...

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Reps move to ascertain level of food security in Nigeria

House of Representatives

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 moved to ascertain the level of food security in the country, following the adoption of a motion by Rep. Dennis Idahosa (APC-Edo State) on the floor of the House in Abuja. The Nigerian House of Representatives in session Moving the motion, Idahosa noted that the agricultural sector had witnessed policy changes ...

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Israeli researchers develop method for predicting pest attacks on fields

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israeli researchers have developed a tool for predicting population development of harmful insects in agricultural fields, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) said on Monday, April 5, 2021. Hebrew University of Jerusalem The new method can reduce the use of pesticides, which are high cost and cause environmental damage, HUJI added. The tool was developed in a study published in ...

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UN partners Cross River in promoting sustainable environment, agriculture

Gov Ben Ayade

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has partnered the Cross River State Government in promoting sustainable environment and agricultural activities in the state. Gov Ben Ayade of Cross River State The programme, which is aimed at engaging in agric productions in such a manner that the natural ecosystem is not destroyed, will also be held in ...

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Solidaridad pledges to help in divestment of Nigerian economy

Samuel-Ogallah-Samson

Solidaridad West Africa, a solution-oriented civil society organisation (CSO), says is poised to bring its over 50-year experience in global agriculture transformation to help in divestment of the nation’s economy from oil to agriculture. Dr. Samuel Ogallah Samson Dr Sam Ogallah, Senior Climate Specialist, Africa and County Technical Lead, Nigeria for Solidaridad Network, West Africa, disclosed this at a two-day ...

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Govt urged to improve agricultural production to cushion climate change effect

Prof. Abiodun Adebayo

The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Ota, Prof. Abiodun Adebayo, has called on the Federal Government to improve agricultural production to boost food supply and cushion the effects of climate change. Prof. Abiodun Adebayo Adebayo, represented by Dr Omotayo Osibanjo, Director of Vice-Chancellor’s office, made the call at the Ogun Second Climate Change Convention and Biodiversity Conservation Workshop on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 ...

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