The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has alerted that the food crisis might hit over 16.9 million Nigerians in 2022, as consumption is expected to slightly worsen, due to a possible reduction in household
Small-scale farmers and agricultural economists have harped on the importance of agricultural interventions of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) valued at N798.09 billion
Nigeria is endowed with fertile land suitable for all seasons’ agricultural production. With arable land areas of about 70.8 million hectares, which is rich in soil veritable for vegetation
17 Nov 2020
Following the outcome of the #EndSARs protests, ActionAid Nigeria has charged the Federal Government to give definite timelines within which to respond to youths’ demands.
24 Aug 2020
Determined to alleviate poverty among member states, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) commission has donated 3,999 tonnes of grains to the Federal Government...
14 Apr 2020
The President of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Dr Agnes Kalibata has cautioned that to avoid food crisis as a result of outbreak of COVID-19, all measures must be taken to ensure that people have food now, in the recovery period and beyond.
30 Mar 2020
Over seven million people are expected to be in food crisis between June and August, the March 2020 Cadre Harmonisѐ (CH) Analysis Outcome for 16 northern states and the Federal Capital Territory...
26 Mar 2020
The Agriculture Bureau Association of Nigeria has warned that if the uncoordinated production and distribution of foodstuff continues, the country is at risk of food shortages for large portions of the population, extreme food inflation and massive food wastage.
10 Nov 2019
A member of the Lower Legislative Chamber, Nkem-Abonta Uzoma from Abia State, yesterday, urged the Federal Government to instigate an agricultural revolution, to avert revolt by the masses due to the hunger in the land.
3 Apr 2019
No fewer than 113 million people experienced high levels of food insecurity in the world’s most severe food crises in 2018, the Global Report on Food Crisis 2019 has found.
18 Mar 2019
An annual investment of N50 billion over the next five years is needed to scale up plant health infrastructure to meet the demand for food and export in the country, the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) has said. The agency said Nigeria’s population is projected to reach 236 million people by 2030 and 410 million…
15 Nov 2018
Scientists are unanimous that deploying innovation and technology into the country’s food industry will not only avert the predicted food crisis but boost productivity and sufficiency. Some food safety experts who raised the alarm listed the country’s rising population amid huge technology gaps, lack of enabling environment for researchers, inadequate funding for research, high processing…