As the world celebrates Food Day tomorrow (October 16), scientists, farmers and entrepreneurs have suggested practical ways of tackling food production challenges, rather than empty lamentations and cosmetic approaches on the part of the government.
Report shows Nigeria can eradicate poverty with agriculture
A new research by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has indicated that Nigeria meet the criteria needed for food security, employment generation and wealth multiplication through agriculture.
Smallholder women farmers reject GMO crops
Following the purported plans by the Federal Government to commence commercialisation of Genetically Modified Crops (GMO), the National President of the Smallholder Women Farmers Organisation of Nigeria (SWOFON), Mary Afan, has pushed against the crops.
Oyo collaborates with Dangote on rice production
The Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, on Thursday, disclosed that the State Government Agricultural Initiative (OYSAI) has produced 750 metric tonnes of maize and 865 tonnes of cassava, and that there was collaboration with the Dangote Group for massive rice production.
Kebbi seeks EU, Oxfam interventions on crop subsidy
The Kebbi State government has appealed to European Union (EU) and Oxfam to help subsidise agricultural production in the state to make the produce compete favourably in the world.
Dangote Foundation injects $50m to tackle malnutrition in Africa
The Aliko Dangote Foundation said it has earmarked about $50m to tackle the challenge of malnutrition in Nigeria and the African continent.
Chi Farms, Zoetis partner on veterinary lab project
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh has lauded CHI Farms and Zoetis for the establishment of City Laboratory...
Okafor: Government should make sustainable policies for local production
Basically, about 90 per cent of the products we distribute under the umbrella of Dynatech Group belong to the group. All our products belong...
Economic lessons from vegetable farmers of the LASU gate
Once again, revelations by smallholder vegetable farmers at the Ojo area of Lagos have affirmed the empowerment and poverty-breaking potential of agriculture.
‘Poverty level affects cocoa products consumption, industry’
Professor Malachy Akoroda, immediate past Executive Director, Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN), is of the Department of Agronomy, University of Ibadan.