Response to Avian Influenza in North East threatened by insurgency, warns FAO
The United Nations’ (UN) Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has warned that institutional capacity to respond to the threats of Avian Influenza has been weakened by a decade of insurgency in the northeast.
FAO advocates steps to stem livestock antibiotic resistance
Worried by the global threat posed by the misuse of antibiotics, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has canvassed for a one-health approach for human and animals to curb the global threats of antimicrobial resistance The FAO’s Country Representative, Suffyan Koroma, during a workshop in Abuja, said extensive trade and movement of people, livestock and food products had made…
FAO to distribute inputs to farmers for food, income security
The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) is to distribute farm inputs to 98,400 households to ensure food sufficiency in insurgency-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. It also disclosed that the overall impact of conflict on agriculture was estimated at $3.7 billion (N1.332 trillion). The inputs, which include crop seeds, pesticides and fertilizers, are being…
FAO unveils action for zero hunger, poverty reduction
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has launched its Country Programming Framework to enable Nigeria achieve food security reduce poverty nationwide. The FAO Representative, Ambassador Suffyan Koroma, who spoke during the official presentation yesterday in Abuja, added that the five-year plan would lead to the attainment of its 2030 agenda of zero hunger in the…
FAO vaccinates 120,000 livestock owners in Borno
Country Representative for the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Mr. Suffyan Koroma, says 120,000 livestock owners will be vaccinated against animal diseases in Borno State. The contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) and Pestes des Ruminants (PPR) in Sub-Saharan Africa has cost the state about $60 million (N21.6 billion). Koroma in a statement yesterday in Maiduguri disclosed…
FAO begins aquaculture support project to restore livelihoods
The Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations (FAO) has launched aquaculture support project to restore livelihoods of households in Borno State.The four-year project funded by EU Trust Fund will engage 100,000 households in farming, livestock and fish production.
FAO committed to Climate Smart Agriculture in North East – Official
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has reiterated its commitment to strengthen the agricultural response to climate change in North East through promoting the Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) programme.
FAO urges countries to adopt innovations to attain sustainable agriculture, food production
Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has urged member countries to adopt innovations and encourage collaborative efforts at achieving sustainable agriculture and food security globally.
Stakeholders in Benue, Nasarawa adopt ranching for herders
Stakeholders in Benue and Nasarawa have resolved that ranching should be adopted by pastoralists in the two states to ensure sustainable peace.