Expert attributes food wastage to ineffective use of post-harvest techs
An agriculture expert, Mr Ismail Olawale, has blamed the increasing waste from agricultural produce on poor use of technologies meant for food preservation in the country.
Farmers, processors ask FG to close borders for 10 years
Farmers, processors and agro-allied researchers have called on the Federal Government to keep the land borders closed for no fewer than 10 years and ignore local and international pressures to re-open them.
How plantain can boost food security, farmers’ income
Scientists and agricultural extension researchers have said root, tuber and plantain farmers can make greater returns on their investments, prevent post-harvest losses and contribute to all-year-round food availability and security with value addition using simple processing technologies. A Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) report says on the average, plantain post-harvest losses and transformed (value added)…
Dealers give reasons for high prices of foodstuffs
Basic food dealers have identified bad roads, logistic challenges and activities of some inter-state levy collectors as factors accounting for high prices of locally produced foods.
Don explains how human actions threaten food sufficiency
Increasing food security challenges and environmental degradation aggravating poverty and crises in the Third World countries have been described as consequences of reckless human actions.
At national conference, NBMA tasks FG on safe, modern biotechnology sustenance
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has advised the Federal Government to sustain the country’s adoption of safe use of modern biotechnology to achieve food security
FUNAAB seeks more youth participation in Agric
Youths have been urged to take up agriculture as a business and means of livelihood.
Stakeholders Mull FG Collaboration with Research Institutes, Farmers at Agrobusiness Times Conference
Collaboration between government, research institutes, farmers and processors has been recommended by stakeholders to drive economic growth of the Agric Industry.
Cries about border closure sponsored, says lawmaker
Sen. Abdullahi Adamu has asked the Federal Government to ignore concerns in some quarters that the border closure was impacting negatively on the economy.