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How Africa can strengthen food security, curb post-harvest losses

Dr. Emmanuel Okogbenin

African experts have expressed the need for national governments and regional bodies to adopt effective policies and technology-driven interventions to reduce post-harvest losses stifling food security in the region. Dr. Emmanuel Okogbenin This was the concluding call by a panel of experts who spoke during a webinar on “Accelerating Access to Post-Harvest Management Technologies for Enhanced Food Security and Trade ...

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Biodiversity loss threatening food supplies, livelihoods – Ikeazor

Sharon Ikeazor

Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, disclosed in Abuja on Monday, September 13, 2021, at the UNESCO-organised 33rd Session of the International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and Biosphere Programme (MAB-ICC) that global loss of biodiversity is threatening the security of the world’s food supplies and the livelihoods of millions of people Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor The ...

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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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North-East stakeholders map out strategies for avoiding food crisis

Alhaji Sabo Nanono

Some agricultural stakeholders in Nigeria’s North-East region have prescribed strategies for salvaging the impending food crisis in the country, a survey has shown. Alhaji Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development In Adamawa State, Mr Suleiman Amusa, Silos Manager, National Food Control Services and Security in charge of the state, said government had rehabilitated the 500,000 metric tonnes silos ...

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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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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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Climate change: Scientists begin research to boost food security in Nigeria

University of Port Harcourt

Some scientists in the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) in Rivers State on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 began a 12-month research project to tackle rising food shortage in Nigeria due to climate change. A team of researchers involved in the project The Lead researcher, Dr Clara Ifeanyi-Obi, said in Port Harcourt that the project aims at mainstreaming gender into climate ...

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UN World Food Programme sounds alarm amid Madagascar hunger crisis

David Beasley

The head of the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 warned of the starvation in Madagascar as he exhorted the international community to come to the island’s aid. David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) Executive director, David Beasley, said in a statement while visiting the region that thousands of people were on ...

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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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