Food security

Food Security: Water Resources Minister advocates upscaled funding

Food Security: Water Resources Minister advocates upscaled funding

By Gabriel Ewepu, Abuja AS food prices remain unabated, the Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, Engr Joseph Utsev, has called for upscaled funding to boost the nation’s food security architecture. The Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation, Engr. Prof. Joseph Terlumun Utsev FNSE FNICE, FNIWE, has called for a surge in […]
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Food Security: IFAD, FG assures COSOP to boost farmers’ productivity

Food Security: IFAD, FG assures COSOP to boost farmers’ productivity

By Gabriel Ewepu ABUJA – THE International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD, and the Federal Government has assured 2nd National Nigeria-IFAD Country Strategic Opportunities Programme, COSOP, of boosting smallholder farmers’ productivity along the food supply value chain. The Country Director, IFAD, Dede Ekoue, stated this while speaking on the essence of the national stakeholder workshop […]

Food Security: Why NABDA partners medical practitioners on GMO sensitisation – Prof Mustapha

Food Security: Why NABDA partners medical practitioners on GMO sensitisation – Prof Mustapha

The Director General of, the National Biotechnology Development Agency, NABDA, Prof Abdullahi Mustapha, Wednesday, explained that it became imperative for the agency to partner with medical practitioners in the country on sensitizing Nigerians about the safety of Genetically Modified Organisms, GMOs, in order to disabuse their minds from wrong information they have received.

Nigeria: Actions that curb hostilities, improve food security

Nigeria: Actions that curb hostilities, improve food security

By Marie-Therese Nanlong Jos – Nigeria has been plagued by decades-long violent conflicts which threaten national cohesion. Conflicts in politics, religion, ethnicity, and culture have exacerbated leading to the loss of lives, property, and means of livelihood.Farming and mining communities have not been spared as emerging issues of criminality, kidnappings, and cultism threaten food production, […]

Strengthening resilience in food security: Africa’s option to end malnutrition

Strengthening resilience in food security: Africa’s option to end malnutrition

By Marie-Therese Nanlong Jos – Africa, rich in human and natural resources has no business being poor or hungry, but large-scale development challenges have taken a toll on citizens, making them very vulnerable and unable to self-actualize. From Morocco in the North, Zimbabwe in the South, Somalia in the East, Nigeria in the West to […]

Food Security: FG moves to eliminate misuse of agro-chemicals on farm produce

Food Security: FG moves to eliminate misuse of agro-chemicals on farm produce

The Federal Government says it is working with relevant House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture to have a framework to ensure sanity in the agro-chemicals or pesticides business in the country. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Ernest Umakhihe, disclosed this at the stakeholder’s workshop on Agro-chemicals (Plants Pesticides), Manufacturing, […]

Firm proposes farm estates for food security

Firm proposes farm estates for food security

Pursuant to enhancing food security in the country, a Housing and Agricultural development firm, Eastern House Development Ltd, has advised Nigerians to emphasise the establishment of farm estates than Housing.

HOMEF to National Assembly: Right to food must be enshrined in the Constitution

HOMEF to National Assembly: Right to food must be enshrined in the Constitution

The Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) has called on the National Assembly’s Committee on the review of the 1999 Constitution to reinstate the clause on the ‘right to food’. The clause was reportedly deleted in the Constitution’s amendment Bill pending before the two chambers of the National Assembly. HOMEF made the call in a […]

FG okays TELA maize to enhance food security

FG okays TELA maize to enhance food security

. By Fortune Eromosele, Abuja Nigeria’s quest to introduce maize varieties resistant to insects, pests, has gained approval from the federal government, with the provisions of a genetically modified corn ‘TELA’ maize, that will improve food security in the country. The Director-General of the National Biosafety Management Agency, NBMA, Dr. Rufus Ebegba, Director-General National Biotechnology […]