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FAO, Nigeria sign agreement to enhance food safety, agriculture systems

FAO and Nigeria

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 signed agreement with the Federal Government of Nigeria aimed at strengthening sustainable, inclusive food safety and agriculture systems. Ernest Umakhihe and Fred Kafeero signing the agreement Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Mr Ernest Umakhihe, and FAO Representative in Nigeria, Mr Fred Kafeero, ...

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NiMet, FOA partner to ensure food security in Nigeria

Prof Mansur Matazu

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) say they will continue to partner to work out strategies for food security in Nigeria. Director General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Prof. Mansur Matazu A statement issued on Sunday, June 20, 2021 in Abuja by the agency’s Managing Director of Corporate Communications Unit, Mr Muntari Ibrahim, quoted ...

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FAO to strengthen institutional capacity for improved data, information for MDAs

Qu Dongyu

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations says it will strengthen institutional capacity for improved data and information systems for policy planning. Director-General of FAO, Qu Dongyu Mr Alphonsus Onwuemeka, FAO representative in Nigeria, said this at a workshop on data generation and analysis for agencies of government on Monday, June 7, 2021 in Abuja. Onwuemeka said ...

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Govt tasks stakeholders on sustainable land management policy to reverse desertification

National Agency of the Great Green Wall (NAGGW)

The Federal Government has urged environmental stakeholders to brainstorm and come up with a policy document for the implementation of sustainable land management in order to reverse desertification in the country. Participants at the National Agency of the Great Green Wall (NAGGW) workshop Dr Bukar Hassan, Director-General, National Agency of the Great Green Wall (NAGGW), made this known on Wednesday, ...

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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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Locust crisis calm in east Africa, says FAO

Desert locust swarm

Intensified control operations and limited breeding of locusts in east Africa have calmed the locust crisis in the region. Desert locust swarm The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) said in its latest update on Thursday, March 4, 2021. FAO noted that control operations have been intensified in Ethiopia and Kenya against swarms that are still immature. ...

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Africa not on track to achieve zero hunger by 2030 – FAO

Abebe Haile-Gabriel

Africa is not on track to achieve zero hunger by 2030, Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Regional Representative for Africa, Abebe Haile-Gabriel, told a meeting reviewing progress made by the continent towards attaining that goal so far. Abebe Haile-Gabriel Co-organised by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the World Food Programme (WFP), in collaboration with the Government of the ...

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AfDB, FAO to boost South Sudan’s agricultural markets with $14m

Benedict Kanu

The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 signed protocols to disburse a $14 million grant to the Government of South Sudan to boost agricultural markets in a project to be implemented by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Benedict Kanu, AfDB Country Manager in South Sudan The Agricultural Markets, Value Addition and Trade Development (AMVAT) project ...

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Favourable weather prolongs locust menace in Horn of Africa – FAO

Desert locust swarm

Locusts have remained a major threat to the Horn to Africa due to favourable weather conditions, Keith Cressman, a senior locust forecasting officer at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) said. Desert locust swarm In a statement issued in Nairobi on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, Cressman observed that while plenty of efforts have been made in ...

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Funding shortfalls threaten East African locust operations – FAO

Desert locust swarm

In an online briefing, the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has warned partners that without additional financial resources for fuel, flight time and pilot hours, the 28 locust control aircraft currently flying over the East African region to spot locust swarms and carry out spraying could cease operations in March. Desert locust swarm “The locust control ...

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