‘Emphasis on value chain, home-grown food prepares Nigeria for COVID-19’
Some stakeholders in the food production sector have argued that the past efforts of the country since the ex-President Jonathan Goodluck administration have cumulatively got Nigeria....
FAO warns against food supply chain disruption as countries lock down
To reduce the risk of food shortage for millions, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned countries to take immediate actions to minimize disruptions to supply chains
Why gas importation thrives despite 200t reserves
Even though Nigeria’s gas reserves hover above 200 trillion cubic feet (tcf) with daily production of about eight billion cubic feet (bcf), the continuous importation
Support raises farmers’ productivity, income of 99,400 households, says FAO
The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) Country Representative in Nigeria, Suffyan Koroma, has disclosed that farmers who received seeds, fertiliser and training had greater harvests
Investments in agric to boost peace in Nigeria, others, says FAO
Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) in Africa, Abebe Haile Gabriel, has said investments in food security and resilience could lead to peace in 10 conflict-ridden African countries.
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)…
Nigeria, other African countries lose $200b to plant pests, diseases yearly
The United Nations General Assembly has declared year 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). This is aimed at raising global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment ....
How farmers can maximise economic benefits of yam
Experts have advised Nigerian yam farmers to explore various opportunities to add value to the produce and in the process, increase their profitability and sustainability.This comes as the country’s position as the largest producer of the tuber crop could become counter-productive if the situation is not well managed. Experts believe that, like in cassava, production…
New UN forestry project to help countries meet climate commitments
More than two dozen countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America are set to benefit from a UN project to help tackle climate change through better forestry management.