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.
Fall Armyworms destroy $268m worth of crops
The Country Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Suffyan Koroma, has said that Army worms have caused agricultural damage worth $268 million (N76.48 billion). Suffyan disclosed this on Wednesday in a FAO Situation Report of November, 2018, released in Maiduguri. “Since first observed in 2016, the pest has caused major economic damages to…
‘How to end communities-herders crisis’
Stakeholders in the agricultural sector have insisted that the ranching system in conjunction with continuous dialogue among key players is the way out to the persistent clash between farmers and herders in the country. Besides, they also advocated effective policy implementation to mitigate the menace. The stakeholders spoke at a two -day policy dialogue on…
FAO canvasses improved rural economy to curb migration
United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has advised developing countries to strengthen the development of the rural economy to accommodate young people. In a recent report, FAO lamented inadequate resources and attention to agriculture, a main focus of rural development, stressing that modernising the sector in poor areas could yield substantial benefits, raise productivity…
Nation may miss 2030 food security target
Increasing cases of flooding, conflicts and climate change are putting in jeopardy efforts by the Federal Government to achieve zero hunger by 2030, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has warned. The FAO Country Representative, Ambassador Suffyan Koroma, who spoke during a rally to celebrate the 2018 World Food Day in Abuja, harped on the…
FAO trains 51 extension service officers to boost agric in Northeast
The Representative of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Nigeria, Suffyan Koroma, has said that the graduation of 51 agricultural trainees was to support conflict affected farmers to boost productivity via extension services in Northeast.
Agribusiness can stem tide of migration in Nigeria, others, says FAO
Creating decent employment opportunities for youth in Africa’s agriculture sector can significantly reduce youth migration from the continent, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva, has said.
How eating insects reduces risk of chronic diseases
Until now several studies have shown that besides the traditional use of insects such as crickets, termites and grasshoppers as part of the Nigerian diet for their nutritive values, they could be bioengineered for the treatment of cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), wounds, obesity, malnutrition among other benefits. According to a 2013…