Nigeria’s MDG-1 Achievement: FAO, WFP Corroborate Status
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations and the World Food Programme (WFP) have again confirmed the recognition that Nigeria has met the first of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) recently.
Task of Producing Quality Food for Better Health
Travellers, in their thousands, who daily ply Nigerian roads are in good position to tell what negative impact mismanaging safe food rule could mean to public health. Being in transit and having need of meals to sustain them till they get to their various destinations opens them up to eating what is served in many roadside kiosks and canteens.
Between farm workers, exploitation and forced labour
Tomatoes were once grown by indigenous people in the Andes and then exported to Europe and North America by Spanish colonizers. And while the delicious fruit has found a home in many parts of the world, many of the workers who pick it have not. Many are irregular immigrants, tolerated because they provide cheap labour, but not welcomed.
How To Promote Youth-Led Agribusiness Society
On Monday (March 16, 2015), the first edition of the National Youth Agric Festival was held as a day to celebrate young farmers and stakeholders in agriculture under the YFarm Project with endorsements from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC), and support from Oxfam, Trust Africa and Golden Penny, in Abuja.
Expert Urges Investors To Exploit Integrated Agric Potentials
TO further tap into the riches of the unfolding diversified economy through agriculture, Nigerians in the private and public sector have been advised to make investments in the sector. Emerging Port Harcourt-born integrated farmer and industrialist, Al Humphrey Onyanabo, said given our natural human and land resources, “We have the capacity to feed Africa and…
Tackling Challenge Of Food Scarcity At Scientists’ Confab
Chude, at the 39th annual conference of the SSSN at Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara state, said every serious minded nation should have short, medium and long term strategies for food security, “which only proper soil management can guarantee.”
NAIC Targets 15m Farmers For Crop, Livestock Insurance
LIVESTOCK and crop farmers nationwide are in for a better deal now that the Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Company (NAIC) has got approval for $5m from Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. This, Adesina, said this would assist the insurance company support its institutional reforms, strengthen operations and roll out of agricultural insurance products. He said that about 15m farmers are expected to get the products in the next three years.
Adani Rice Farmers Lament Low Patronage, Seek Intervention
THE Adani community in Uzo-uwani Council of Enugu State is reputed for rice cultivation and production. Its prowess in this area is due to the existence of vast agricultural area good enough for rice farming. The five villages that make up the Adani community including Iga, Ojo, Ogurugu, Asaba and Adani are rice-farming areas.
Bird Flu Furry: Nigerian Poultry Farmers Lose 800,000 Birds In 18 States
So far, there is no reported human casualty from poultry-to-human infection. Incidentally, the second coming of Bird Flu to the country has many consumers unperturbed largely because of public education and knowing how to handle the preparation of poultry products in the kitchen. Patrons of fast food centres have not significantly shied away from placing orders for their favorite chicken drumsticks.
NIOMR Unveils New Canned Catfish Platform
Canning of this medium size catfish as value addition is currently ongoing as a means of increasing their utilisation for human consumption, investment opportunities and product diversification, quality standardisation in the local and foreign market. This is in addition to foreign exchange earnings through export of the canned catfish
Agricultural Scientists, Researchers Tackle Poverty, Environmental Degradation
AGRICULTURAL scientists and researchers, who conferred at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan last week offered strategies and results that respond directly to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the United Nations. In a release by the institute, these, they agree, have marked impact on the lives and livelihoods of smallholder…