Nigeria, 29 others to tackle marine debris
Countries from across the oceans have teamed up to tackle marine plastic litter under the ambitious GloLitter Partnerships Project.
Exploring drip irrigation techs for youth engagement, food security
The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has reiterated the important role water plays in food production, nutrition, and employment opportunities for youths
Combating fire outbreaks, heat stress on poultry, other farms
Apart from the general stifling economic environment and rising cost of feed ingredients, factors that make poultry production unsustainable are thermal heat stress, Avian Influenza (bird flu) infestation and fire disasters. Hence, poultry farm owners, especially egg producers, have been advised to take proactive measures such as heat mitigation palliatives, fire and bird flu outbreak…
NGO trains 600 farmers, herders on alternative feedstock for cattle in Taraba
The Centre for Social Change and Economic Development Nigeria (CSCED) says it is training 600 farmers and herders on alternative feedstock and commercial opportunities from its value chain development in Taraba...
Dearth of extension agents hampering diversification
Farmers have raised the alarm over the deplorable state of extension services in the country, manifesting in the ratio of one Extension Agent (EA) to 10,000 farmers (1:10,000).
Tackling hunger, rural poverty through forests
The poverty rate in rural areas is reportedly more than three times higher in urban regions and if current trends continue, the number of hungry people will reach 840 million or one ninth of the world’s population by 2030...
Nigerians lament shortage, high cost ahead World Food Day
Nigerians have called on the Federal Government to emplace infrastructure for food production to reduce hunger and malnutrition. This, they argued, could be done with a more enabling environment for greater food production to meet rising demand as the population increases. Prices of food items have consistently been on the increase, while the importation of…
How eating too much rice raises global mortality
Scientists have found that eating a lot of rice increases the risk of dying from heart disease due to the naturally occurring arsenic in the crop.
‘Nigeria, 26 others head for food crises’
A new analysis by the United Nation’s (UN) Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) have identified Nigeria and 26 other countries across the globe as front liners of an impending food crisis, driven by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Global food commodity prices rebound in June
In June, global food commodity prices rose for the first time since the beginning of the year, driven by a rebound in vegetable oils, sugar, and dairy quotations. However, in the cereals and meat markets, most prices remained under downward pressure amid market uncertainties