Food and Agriculture Organisation
Why gas importation thrives despite 200t reserves
Even though Nigeria’s gas reserves hover above 200 trillion cubic feet (tcf) with daily production of about eight billion cubic feet (bcf), the continuous importation
How to maximize potentials of plantain
Plantain (Musa spp.) is a staple crop, a source of carbohydrate, rich in vitamin and minerals such as calcium and iron. Unripe plantain can be used as a booster for iron deficiency in the body.
FAO unveils action for zero hunger, poverty reduction
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has launched its Country Programming Framework to enable Nigeria achieve food security reduce poverty nationwide. The FAO Representative, Ambassador Suffyan Koroma, who spoke during the official presentation yesterday in Abuja, added that the five-year plan would lead to the attainment of its 2030 agenda of zero hunger in the…
FAO vaccinates 120,000 livestock owners in Borno
Country Representative for the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Mr. Suffyan Koroma, says 120,000 livestock owners will be vaccinated against animal diseases in Borno State. The contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) and Pestes des Ruminants (PPR) in Sub-Saharan Africa has cost the state about $60 million (N21.6 billion). Koroma in a statement yesterday in Maiduguri disclosed…
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…
FAO, stakeholders commence livestock policy formulation ahead 2050
With the growing insecurity due to farmers-herdsmen crisis and indications that the demand for beef, among other livestock product may triple before year 2050, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has launched the African Sustainable Livestock (ASL) 2050 in Nigeria to control the ripple effect of increasing demand for livestock product in the country. The…
FAO rekindles food sustainability in Northeast through dry season farming
The launch of the dry season farming in the Northeast states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), appears to be the right step in supporting the populations in the northeast who are faced with a food crisis.
Nigeria records N2.7tr post-harvest losses yearly
Peters made the disclosure at the opening ceremony of a two-day capacity building workshop on ‘’agricultural products loss, reduction and value addition for rural farmers,’’ held at Ahiazu Mbaise Local Council of Imo State.
To plant seeds and cultivate peace in the Lake Chad Basin
Yet today in Nigeria - one of the region’s star performers in that period - we now see severe hunger increasingly quickly and widely in northeastern regions where civil conflict is uprooting people and preventing farmers from growing crops.
FAO trains farmers on new technology for rice farming
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has trained no fewer than 300 farmers on new rice farming technology in an effort to boost rice production in the country.