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Food insecurity: No place at the dining table

Sustainable food policies

Sharing a meal is one basic need of humans but for too many the question “what’s for lunch” doesn’t have an easy answer. Food insecurity is the uncertainty of having enough food to eat daily and farmers in doubt of having sufficient food from harvest of most farming seasons. Flooding and drought add to the woes of farmers, leading 14 ...

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Nigeria, others to benefit as UN releases $100m to guard against famine

Mark Lowcock

The United Nations released $100 million of emergency funding on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 to stave off the risk of famine in seven countries most at risk from a hunger epidemic, fuelled by conflict, economic decline, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. Mark Lowcock, head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, head of the ...

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ICEED named partner in fight against famine in northeastern Nigeria

ICEED

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has in a recent report named the International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED) as a partner in the fight against famine in the northeastern part of Nigeria. A ICEED training session on the benefits of using fuel-efficient stoves Other partners named include the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, State Ministries of Agriculture and ...

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Agric budget and threat of food insecurity

Last week, President Goodluck Jonathan presented the 2013 proposal to the joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives, where he submitted, among others, that the budget is one that gives priority to food security. However, the N81.41 billion budget provision for Agriculture and Rural Development has apparently not captured the recent flooding mishap nationwide, which has put the ...

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Flood: Fears of famine as East-West highway is threatened

The Delta State Government has expressed fears that, following the extensive flooding being experienced in the state, famine is looming, and that the East may be cut off from the rest of the country. The over two weeks of ravaging flood in the state, besides claiming the lives of a traditional ruler as well as over 10 others, has submerged houses, ...

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