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Forum explores private sector role in leveraging opportunities for food security

Alhaji Sabo Nanono

To achieve food security for the growing city population, integration between stakeholders in the government and private sectors needs to be enhanced through a sustainable system that ensures accessibility of data to relevant players along the value chain for proper financing of different segments in the agricultural sector. Alhaji Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development This was a ...

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NABDA boss seeks more awareness creation on genetically modified crops

Prof. Felix Akpa

Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Alex Akpa, says more awareness creation will help in disabusing the minds of people opposed to Genetic Modification (GM) of crops and agricultural technology. Prof. Felix Akpa, Director-General of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) Akpa said this in an interview in Abuja on Monday, August 24, 2020 while reacting to the negative views of some people against the ...

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Imperatives of deploying new technologies to boost food production

Alhaji Sabo Nanono

The World Economic Forum, in an article published on March 3, 2018, listed threats to global food production as poor harvests, droughts, floods among others. It suggests that the best way to boost food security is by investing in new technologies. Alhaji Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development The Forum noted that small holder farmers and rural dwellers normally rely ...

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Farmers, scientists advocate use of biotechnology to boost food production

agricultural biotechnology

Following the impact of COVID-19 and banditry activities in the country, agriculturalists and scientists have advocated the use of biotechnology to be deployed to scale up food production in the country. Agricultural biotechnology involves the use of genetic engineering, molecular markers, diagnostics, vaccines, and tissue culture, to modify living organisms Some of the experts made this known during a webinar ...

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COVID-19: FAO warns over rise in hunger in Africa

Qu Dongyu

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned on the rising hunger in Africa, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Director-General of FAO, Qu Dongyu Abebe Haile-Gabriel, the organisation’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa, said this in a statement on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in Abuja. According to him, hunger is on the rise in all regions of Africa, ...

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Standing against food colonialism – Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

A short video produced by the North Africa Network for Food Sovereignty showed the origin and solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic. The video showed that it is not enough to say that the virus jumped from animals to humans as that is little more than skimming the surface of the rather intricate webs in the socio-economic systems that have thrown ...

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COVID-19: Group clamours planting of gardens, trees to combat food shortage

Joseph Katushabe

Alarmed by a potential rise in food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic that could push millions of people into hunger, a not-for-profit based in Abuja is urging the citizenry to establish home gardens and plant tress to mitigate the impact of food shortages during and after the crisis. Farmer attending to his tomato garden. Photo credit: Hope Mafaranga According to ...

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Food Safety Day: Amid coronavirus pandemic, everyone has a role to play – UN

Roberto Azevedo

Joining forces, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have said that “food safety is a shared responsibility” with a role for everyone to play, from governments, industry and producers to business operators and consumers. Roberto Azevedo, Director-General, WTO According to the UN bodies, the COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on the importance of monitoring and ...

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GLF’s digital conference explores transforming food systems to protect human well-being

Dr. David Nabarro

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) Digital Conference, which will run online from June 3 to 5, 2020, will kickstart a global conversation on how to “build back better” and transform food systems to protect human well-being and planetary health in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. David Nabarro, Special Envoy of WHO Director-General on COVID-19 Among the more than 200 speakers are Head of ...

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China to draft food security plan amid global coronavirus epidemic

Li Keqiang

China will draft and carry out, in 2020, a response plan for ensuring food security amid the global coronavirus pandemic, the country’s state planner said on Friday, May 22, 2020. China’s Premier, Li Keqiang Beijing will also draw up a new national medium-to-long-term plan in the New Year to secure food supplies, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said ...

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