World food day: Stakeholders harp on healthy diets, zero hunger for Nigerians
In commemoration of the 2019 World Food Day, experts have called for collective efforts of all stakeholders, for a healthy diet to secure the future of the country.
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There is hunger in Nigeria, experts reply Agric minister
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Muhammad Sabo Nanono last Monday said Nigeria is producing enough to feed itself. He asserted that there is no hunger in the country. But contrary to his assertion, experts in the sector bare their minds on the true state of the situation. GBENGA AKINFENWA reports. Nigeria Is Far From…
Global index finds climate change driving ‘alarming’ hunger levels
Central African Republic topped an annual world hunger index on Tuesday as aid agencies warned that climate change was making it increasingly hard to feed the world. Aid agency Concern Worldwide, which co-compiles the Global Hunger Index, said progress towards a 2030 zero hunger target agreed by world leaders was “under threat or is being reversed”.
Professionals blame cassava flour policy’s failure on government’s insincerity
Agronomists, cassava breeders, and agricultural entrepreneurs have called on the Federal Government to revisit its import substitution policy that seeks to add about 20 per cent of cassava flours in wheat flour.
Foundation seeks inclusive fight against hunger
To reduce hunger and boost nutrition in the face of harsh economic realities faced by many families, a non –governmental organisation (NGO), The Candlelight Foundation has urged Nigerians to fight against the menace. The call was made after a charity walk with hundreds of persons, which started Saturday 6.30am from Babs Animashun Street and ended…
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…
TASCE loses 49 employees to hunger, illnesses
Workers of Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE), Omu-Ijebu, Ogun State, yesterday protested against alleged non-payment of 30 months salaries and 48 months of salary-increment arrears by the state government. The staff members, who protested at the Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ) Secretariat in Abeokuta, lamented that they were dying of hunger. The Chairman, Coalition…
113m people in 53 countries go hungry – UN
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.
Free Nigeria of hunger, insecurity, others, campaign urges electorate
The Atiku /Obi Campaign Council has urged the electorate to stamp out tyranny, insecurity and hunger in the country by voting out President Buhari in this weekend’s polls. Its chairman and immediate past deputy governor of Ekiti State, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, made the appeal in a statement yesterday in Ado Ekiti by his media aide,…
APC, President have nothing to offer Ekiti, says ex-deputy governor
The immediate past deputy governor of Ekiti State and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the last Ekiti gubernatorial election, Professor Kolapo Olusola, has implored the people to come out en mass on Saturday to vote for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and all PDP’s National Assembly candidates. The former deputy governor, who stated this in…