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Scheme to transform global food systems across key commodities in 27 countries

Carlos Manuel Rodriguez

At an event at COP26 in Glasgow on Saturday, November 6, 2021, a new $345 million, seven-year programme, The Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration Impact Programme (FOLUR), will launch projects in 27 countries, targeting the production and value chains of eight key commodities: beef, cocoa, coffee, maize, palm oil, rice, soy, and wheat. Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, GEF CEO and Chairperson FOLUR ...

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World Food Day: Experts seek robust food system to reduce malnutrition

Food security

The Executive Director, Spectra Industries Ltd., Mrs Remi Kuteyi, has urged the federal and state governments to build a better food system that would be resilient to increasing volatility and climate change. Food Items Kuteyi said this on Saturday, October 16, 2021 in Lagos during the 2021 World Food Day (WFD) programme organised by Spectra Industries Ltd. WFD is an ...

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Why Nigeria should regulate, eliminate trans fatty acids from food system

Trans fat foods

The role of dietary fats and oils in human nutrition is one of the most complex and controversial areas of investigations in nutrition science. The joint WHO/FAO Export Consultation on Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Disease held at Geneva in 2002 (WHO, 2003 and Nishida & Yany, 2009) recognised that the growing epidemic of chronic disease afflicting both ...

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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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Nnimmo Bassey: What’s wrong with our food system?

Nnimmo Bassey

One of the most important lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic is that life is best preserved when beings live in deference to one other. When species are not displaced from their habitats and when humans are not denied their rights to shelter, food and dignity. Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) Lessons learned in the past one ...

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Farmers dialogue on healthy, resilient food system in Nigeria


A resilient food and farming system is highly dependent on the protection and preservation of biological diversity. While industrial agriculture and market-based technologies destroy biodiversity, real farmers (small holder farmers) are faced with the challenge of making healthy food available in large quantities. Participants at the event In recognition of the vital role of small holder farmers, Health of Mother ...

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Why efforts to capture African food systems with GM technologies should be resisted – Study

Genome editing

A recent briefing paper has emphasised reasons why attempts to corrupt and capture African food systems with the latest GM technologies and their products should be passionately rejected, resisted and opposed. Gene editing in human Titled “Genome editing – The next GM techno fix doomed to fail: Regulatory issues and threats for Africa”, the paper underlined the need for such ...

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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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