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1 Apr 2021
The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has reiterated the important role water plays in food production, nutrition, and employment opportunities for youths
5 Mar 2020
The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) Country Representative in Nigeria, Suffyan Koroma, has disclosed that farmers who received seeds, fertiliser and training had greater harvests
7 Jan 2020
The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), said it has distributed irrigation water pumps and fertilisers to 4,000 farmers in Borno State
17 Jul 2019
Director-General of the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), José Graziano da Silva, has said that the human race...
4 Jul 2019
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…
13 Jun 2019
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…
4 Feb 2019
The Catfish and Allied Fish Farmers Association of Nigeria (CAFFAN) has alleged that the Fisheries Department of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture has been frustrating its efforts to export smoked fish to the United States of America. The National President of the Catfish and Allied Fish Farmers Association of Nigeria (CAFFAN), Mr Rotimi Oloye, said…
16 Oct 2018
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…
11 Oct 2018
The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has raised concerns that the increasing cases of flooding, conflict and climate change...
10 Oct 2018
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…
8 Mar 2018
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....
24 Nov 2017
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.

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