19 May 2019
HarvestPlus Nigeria has assured that it will provide bio-fortified foods for over 200 million Nigerians in rural communities and among vulnerable people by 2030. Country Manager of HarvestPlus, Dr Paul Ilona, disclosed this during a training session for food and agriculture journalists, at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Oyo State. The country…
7 Nov 2018
To boost Federal Government’s food security drive, the Country Manager, HarvestPlus Nigeria, Paul Ilona, has called for more investment in local food production to tackle malnutrition, which also affects economic development. He noted that Nigeria is moving at a slow pace in terms of economic development due to the effect of poor nutrition. Ilona told…
14 Oct 2018
The Aliko Dangote Foundation said it has earmarked about $50m to tackle the challenge of malnutrition in Nigeria and the African continent.
12 Oct 2018
HarvestPlus Nigeria has called on the government, private organisations and individuals to intensify efforts to reduce or eliminate hunger, malnutrition and associated deaths.
2 Sep 2018
In a move to address malnutrition in the country, HarvestPlus, a global bio-fortifier of nutritious crops has introduced about 200,000mt of vitamin A maize into the Nigerian market.
20 Aug 2018
One out of three children in Nigeria is malnourished and around 45% of infant mortality is linked to malnutrition worldwide. FEMI IBIROGBA writes about the dual approaches of crop and food fortification to tackle the challenge.
19 Nov 2017
Still basking in the euphoria of success recorded in the previous editions, all is now set for the 2017 Nutritious Food Fair (NFF), scheduled for November 28 to 30, at Michael Okpara Square, Enugu, Enugu State.
1 Oct 2017
HarvestPlus has been named one of the four finalists for 100&Change, a competition for a single $100 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
26 Feb 2017
HarvestPlus is targeting 500,000 metric tonnes demand for biofortified crops and foods in Nigeria this year; to tackle micronutrient deficiency, which is rising by the day.