FAO trains 51 extension service officers to boost agric in Northeast
The Representative of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Nigeria, Suffyan Koroma, has said that the graduation of 51 agricultural trainees was to support conflict affected farmers to boost productivity via extension services in Northeast.
Agribusiness can stem tide of migration in Nigeria, others, says FAO
Creating decent employment opportunities for youth in Africa’s agriculture sector can significantly reduce youth migration from the continent, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva, has said.
How eating insects reduces risk of chronic diseases
Until now several studies have shown that besides the traditional use of insects such as crickets, termites and grasshoppers as part of the Nigerian diet for their nutritive values, they could be bioengineered for the treatment of cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), wounds, obesity, malnutrition among other benefits. According to a 2013…
Nigeria suffers fastest depletion of natural resources, says FAO
From the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) came yesterday warning that poverty level in Nigeria may continue to rise except practical steps are taken to checkmate the fast depleting natural resources.
FAO, WFP launch agricultural livelihoods programme in Northeast
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in collaboration with World Food Programme (WFP) have flagged off livelihoods support programme to people affected by insurgency with seeds and fertilizer in the Northeast.
North East: FAO targets 1 Million households in seed, fertiliser distribution
An estimated 150,000 initial households in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states are to benefit from the Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) seed and fertiliser distribution which targets one million people including Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees, and host communities in its 2018 rainy season programme. This is coming after a prolonged period of Boko Haram-related…
FAO, ICEED set up cookstove production centres
Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in partnership with International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED) has established three fuel-efficient cookstove production centres in Borno State.
FAO, stakeholders commence livestock policy formulation ahead 2050
With the growing insecurity due to farmers-herdsmen crisis and indications that the demand for beef, among other livestock product may triple before year 2050, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has launched the African Sustainable Livestock (ASL) 2050 in Nigeria to control the ripple effect of increasing demand for livestock product in the country. The…
Africa needs 12m new jobs to tackle unemployment, says FAO Chief
Nigeria and African countries need to create 12 million new jobs every year over the next 20 years to confront halt ravaging unemployment on the continent, the Director General of the United Nation Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), José Graziano da Silva has said.
FAO flags-off dry season farming in North East, targets 700,000 people
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has flagged-off distribution of planting materials for dry season farming in the North East States of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, with plan to reach 700,000 people.
Food crisisi in Northeast, says FAO
The United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has predicted that food insecurity is expected to deteriorate from July to August...