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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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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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Minister seeks removal of obstacles, discrimatory practices to womens’ right to land

Pauline Tallen

The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, on Thursday, October 14, 2021 sought for the removal of obstacles, discrimatory practices and attitude to womens’ right to land to boost agriculture activities in the country. Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen Tallen, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Mr Adebiyi Olufunso, made the call at a media briefing to commemorate ...

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World Food Day: Groups alert on dangers of trans fats consumption

CAPPA Trans Fats

The Network for Health Equity and Development (NHED) and the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) have urged the Nigerian government to prioritise access to safe and nutritious food for all Nigerians, especially the poor and vulnerable that are hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. L-R: CAPPA Director of Programmes, Philip Jakpor; NHED Project Advisor on TFA Elimination, Dr. ...

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Groups bid Percy Schmeiser farewell, demand increased action to protect food systems

Percy Schmeiser

The GMO-Free Nigeria Alliance and Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) in commemoration of the World Food Day 2020 have called for more action on protection of food systems. Percy Schmeiser According to the coalition, Nigerians need to free their food systems from corporate take-over and support the small-scale farmers who hold the key to food security and who currently ...

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World Food Day 2014: Family farmers key to alleviating global hunger – FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has recognised family farmers as central to solving global hunger and malnutrition. According to FAO, family farming includes all family-based agricultural activities. Family farming is a means of organising agricultural, forestry, fisheries, pastoral and aquaculture production, which is managed and operated by a family and is predominantly reliant on family ...

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