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Kenya launches electronic platform to boost food security

Peter Munya

Kenya on Thursday, January 13, 2022 launched an electronic platform that will boost food security in the country. Peter Munya, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives Peter Munya, Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives, said that the Warehouse Receipt System (WRS) would enable farmers and agricultural commodity traders to ...

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Food security: Group wants 10 per cent allocation to agric sector

ActionAid Agriculture

The Association of Small-Scale Agro Producers in Nigeria (ASSAPIN) has advocated the full implementation of 10 per cent national budget allocation to the agricultural sector to ensure food security. Agriculture Mr Joshua Jonathan, ASSAPIN National President, made the appeal at a two-day interactive forum for budget monitoring groups and stakeholders on the 2022 state and local government budgets in Lafia, ...

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Why we targeted food security, income opportunities for farmers in 2021, by IITA

Nteranya Sanginga

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), in 2021, focused on achieving Nigeria’s food security as well as creating income opportunities for farmers. Dr Nteranya Sanginga, Director General of the IITA The institute, knowing the importance of food security to the growth of any country’s economy, achieved its aims through its cassava/maize value chain project. The project, with special interest ...

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Food security: Farmers asked to plan operations on NiMet’s weather predictions

Prof Mansur Matazu

 The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) on Thursday, December 30, 2021 advised stakeholders in the agriculture value chain in Ogun State to take advantage of its weather prediction information to plan their farming activities and crop planting calendar. Director General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Prof. Mansur Matazu Numerical Weather Prediction Expert from NiMet, Mr Charles Olubiyi, gave the advice ...

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Edo farmers flay chemical fertilisers, insist on agroecology

HOMEF

Farmers in Benin City, the Edo State capital, have said that the solution to climate change and food crises is agroecology. Participants at the HOMEF dialogue and practical agroecological training for farmers The submission was made at a dialogue and practical agroecological training organised by the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) for over 50 farmers on how to improve ...

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Climate change: Centre evaluates 300 samples of indigenous cowpea, sorghum

Cowpea

The National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (NACGRAB) says it has begun evaluation of 300 samples of indigenous cowpea and sorghum to mitigate effects of climate change. Cowpea The study was also designed to boost farmer production capacity towards achieving goals of the food security programme. Dr Sunday Aladele, Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Centre, stated this on Saturday, ...

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Food security: Agricultural research will be given priority, says minister

Mohammad Abubakar

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Mohammed Abubakar, says agricultural research will be his priority for improved seeds to boost food production and improve the economy. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar Abubakar said this on Monday, November 15, 2021, at a working visit to the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN), in Abuja. The ...

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World Food Day: Food waste, threat to food security – Minister

Mohammad Abubakar

The Federal Government says one of the greatest threat to food security in Nigeria is food wastages from farm to table. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, made this known at a news conference on Friday, October 15 as part of activities to mark the 2021 World ...

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Increasing food bank through adequate mobilisation of soil nutrients

ActionAid Agriculture

Recently, some maize farmers in Ibadan and nearby communities experienced heavy flooding of their farms, causing fear of washing away of soil nutrients needed for their crops to grow optimally. Agriculture This brings to the fore, the importance of land preparation or tillage practice in farming. Land preparation is the mechanical manipulation of the soil to bring about the best ...

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Biotechnology can help achieve SDGs, food security, say experts

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

As the world population is projected towards nine billion in 2050, experts in biotechnology say embracing biotechnological innovations can help to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation They said this at the 2nd Recent Advances in Biotechnology Conference and Workshop (RAIB-2021) held in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Monday, October4, 2021.  In his keynote ...

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