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.
How women empowerment can improve productivity
Despite a critical role women play in agriculture and their efforts to contribute to feeding about 200 million Nigerians with wholesome foods, they are faced with a number of difficulties that hinder productivity and sustainability.
Why protein deficiency is a national emergency, by stakeholders
The world is hungry, but ironically, Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Sabo Nanono, argues that Nigerians are not. A report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) noted that about 795 million people globally do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life.
Borno farmers get agric inputs from FAO
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), through its implementing partner, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has distributed agricultural inputs, to farmers in Borno State, to improve food security in the Boko Haram ravaged areas.
FAO gives tips to achieve zero hunger by 2030
The Director-General of Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), Mr Qu Dong Yu, has suggested that to achieve zero hunger by 2030, all forms of malnutrition must be globally addressed among various income groups.
FAO, states, farmers, expert canvass zero hunger, infrastructure, jobs, others
The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), an organ of the United Nations (UN), some states of the federation and experts have canvassed zero hunger, better infrastructure, jobs creation, and others, urging global leaders to address malnutrition in all countries of the world.
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…