Nigeria’s worsening food insecurity, which has pushed the cost of food importation to over $10 billion and has escalated foreign exchange scarcity to a record high, may be significantly doused thanks to a new seeds technology.
By deepening investment in backward integration, especially in terms of new technology and seeds, as well as encouraging firms to source local alternatives for imports
5 Jun 2020
Agriculturists and financial managers have reiterated that farmers have to be empowered with critical farm inputs such as seeds, fertiliser, insecticides
3 Apr 2020
Interestingly, three drugs from plant sources have shown promise in treating viral infections including the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV).
5 Mar 2020
The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) Country Representative in Nigeria, Suffyan Koroma, has disclosed that farmers who received seeds, fertiliser and training had greater harvests
23 Dec 2019
Over 3,000 households have been empowered with agricultural inputs for 2019/20 dry season farming in the Northeast. The Victims Support Fund (VSF) distributed the inputs
8 Apr 2019
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has disclosed plans by the Federal Government’s to collaborate with the Government of the Netherlands on improved seeds/seedlings to boost food production in the country. The minister disclosed this during a courtesy visit by a delegation of private investors, led by the Netherlands’ Ambassador to…
18 Sep 2018
Fibre is a key element of a healthful diet. New research breaks down the mechanism by which it can delay age-related brain inflammation. Fibre can be found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, pulses, and whole-grain foods. If all the studies that urge people to consume a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains…
24 Dec 2017
The Director General of National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC), Mr. Philip O. Ojo has disclosed that Nigeria produces more than 75 percent of the seeds used in West Africa, just as Jigawa State produces more than 80 per cent of the total seeds produced in the country. Ojo who stated this during his courtesy visit to…
19 Sep 2017
The biggest driving factor is that millions of people are eating a diet which consists of too much salt and saturated fat, and not enough fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, omega 3, and whole grains, the authors warn.