Scientists say NiMET’s rainfall forecast portends food security
Agricultural scientists have explained that the Nigerian Meteorological Agency’s (NiMet’s) forecast of about 160 days of rainfall in Sahelian region of the north, 200 days in the central parts of Plateau
Investment in food security will restore peace, says FAO
Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa, Agricultural Organisation (FAO), Abebe Haile Gabriel, has disclosed that investments in food security...
How plantain can boost food security, farmers’ income
Scientists and agricultural extension researchers have said root, tuber and plantain farmers can make greater returns on their investments, prevent post-harvest losses and contribute to all-year-round food availability and security with value addition using simple processing technologies. A Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) report says on the average, plantain post-harvest losses and transformed (value added)…
Institute advocates national soil policy to boost food security
As the world marks the World Soil Day, the Nigerian Institute of Soil Science, has harped on the need to urgently enact a national soil policy to curb soil erosion and improve the nation’s food security.
Government reiterates commitment to food security, assures farmers of support
The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, has reiterated its commitment to equipping farmers with necessary agro-inputs through the government’s various windows of support.
Ondo urges FG to construct roads for food security
The Ondo State government has called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on rural roads across the country as part of the ways of ensuring food security. Mr Akin Olotu, the Special Senior Assistant (SSA) to the Governor on Agric and Agribusiness, made the call at the commemoration of World Food Day on Wednesday, in Akure.
Scientists, entrepreneurs refute minister’s claim on food security
As Nigeria joins the world to celebrate Food Day today, scientists, farmers and entrepreneurs have refuted the Federal Government’s position that Nigeria is food-secure.
Our journey to food security is well underway, Buhari assures Nigerians
President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has made remarkable progress in the agriculture value chain, from fertilizers to rice, to animal feed production towards the Nation’s food security.
Taraba’s lingering communal crises threaten food security
Protracted communal crises, with the associated killings and wanton destruction of properties in Taraba State and other North central states have added to fears of poor harvest this season.
Federal Government to deploy bio-tech for food security
The Federal Government says it is working hard to apply genetic engineering and bio-technology to ensure food security.
Yobe moves to promote agric for food security, economic development
Governor Maimala Buni of Yobe State has said that the agriculture sector is not fully harnessed as an alternative means of job and wealth creation. Consequently, he is mapping out strategies to promote agriculture for food security and economic progress.