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ABU to evolve new research as recession, climate change threaten food security

Ahmadu Bello University

The Agriculture and Veterinary Complex of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria says it will evolve robust research on agricultural extension and input linkage system to strengthen agricultural development in Nigeria. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Prof. Mohammed Kolo, Chairman of the Complex, made the remarks during a symposium organised in Zaria on Monday, March 29, 2021. Kolo said the research has ...

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UNDP, GEF to complement government on food security

Food security

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environmental Facility(GEF) have resolved to improve food security in the country. Food Items Ms Rhoda Dia, Project Manager Resilient Food Security Project, said this on Saturday, March 27, 2021 in Abuja while inaugurating the executive members of the newly formed Gender Sensitive Advocacy Network to foster food security. The inauguration followed a ...

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Covid-19: Stakeholders clamour support for smallholder farmers

Female farmer

In the bid to define a pathway to a healthy, secure and sustainable food system and cohesive national and African food policy that addresses the challenges to the food system, the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) engaged a diverse range of stakeholders in the food sector including farmers, relevant government ministries, researchers, nutritionists, academics and CSOs in Abuja on ...

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Biotechnology, tool to meet 50% food security by 2050 – D-G

Abdullahi Mustapha

The Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Addullahi Mustapha, says biotechnology can play a vital role to increase the country’s food security by 50 per cent in 2050. Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) Mustapha said this in an interview on Friday, March 26, 2021 said in Abuja. He said that biotech crops could address food ...

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Food security: Rep urges govt to address desert encroachment


Rep Munir Danagundi, Chairman, House Committee on Agricultural Colleges and Institutions, has called on the Federal Government to address desert encroachment and aridity in the country in order to ensure food security. Desertification and land degradation are very serious challenges. They lead to hunger and poverty Danagundi made the call at the inaugural workshop on “Management of Problematic Soils in ...

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Food security: Expert seeks conservation, utilisation of genetic resources in Nigeria

Prof. Chiedozie Egesi

Director, NextGen Cassava Project, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Prof. Chiedozie Egesi, has called for conservation and utilisation of genetic resources for food security in Nigeria. Prof. Chiedozie Egesi Egesi made the call during the Third National Summit and Conference on Genetic Resources Conservation and Utilisation, held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in Ibadan, Oyo State. The Summit was ...

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Govt, UN partner on food availability, safety in Nigeria

Edward Kallon

To check the growing inequality in food systems in Nigeria and to meet certain components of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Federal Government is partnering with the UN to hold a food systems dialogue. Mr. Edward Kallon, the UNDP Resident Representative to Nigeria The Nigeria National Food Systems Dialogue (NNFSD) 2021 is preparatory to the Food Systems Summit scheduled ...

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Beneficiaries laud UNDP-GEF project, advocate release of funds

Samuel Bwalya

Some beneficiary states have lauded the initiative of the UNDP-GEF-IAP-FS project on fostering sustainability and resilience for food security in the savannah zones of the northern Nigeria. Samuel Bwalya, Country Director for UNDP Nigeria UNDP-GEF-IAP-FS is the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Global Environmental Facility (GEF), Integrated Approach Programme for Food Security (IAP-FS) project The various states’ coordinators commended the efforts ...

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Boosting food production via Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture Initiative

Alhaji Sabo Nanono

In 2019, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) initiated the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture (NAVSA) initiative. Alhaji Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development NAVSA is an ecosystem-driven digital platform, envisioned for the transformation of the agricultural sector. It is envisaged that the programme would assist the farmers and other stakeholders in the agricultural ecosystem to ...

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Nigerian group named among ‘visionaries’ for Food System Vision Prize

Roy Steiner

After being mentioned as one of the finalists for the Food System Vision Prize in August 2020. the Rockefeller Foundation has named Darkpore Media Africa LTD as one of the top visionaries after completing an intensive, three-month accelerator. Roy Steiner, Senior Vice President, Food, The Rockefeller Foundation As a top Visionary, the team will be awarded $200,000 to tackle malnourishment ...

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