Food and Agricultural Organisation
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…
Nigeria's food security efforts under threat, says FAO
The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has raised concerns that the increasing cases of flooding, conflict and climate change...
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…
Nigeria, 36 others need help on food security, says FAO
A new report by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has listed Nigeria as one of the 37 countries currently in need of external food assistance.The global body said high levels of food insecurity persisted in the world due largely to conflicts and adverse climatic shocks....
Agro-industrial park and solving food deficits
In the last 18 years, politicians have paid lip service to agriculture and agribusiness. The worrisome aspect is the nonchalant attitude of the three tiers of government toward agriculture.
FAO launches to increase access to agriculture information
The CAPI system would also enhance transparency and policy coordination in international food market, help prevent unexpected price hikes and strengthen global food security and provide detailed assessment of crops statistics like market prices, stocks and production forecast in the country.
FAO earmarks N19b for farmers displaced by insurgency
The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) Country Representative in Nigeria, Nouron Macki, has said the agency has earmarked the sum of $65 million (N19.69 billion), to assist farmers displaced by Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.