Food security
Agriculture Farming

Don seeks subsidised inputs for farmers

From Our Correspondent A university lecturer, Dr Suleiman Lawal, has urged the Federal Government to provide farm inputs to farmers at subsidised rate. Lawal, a lecturer at Economics Department, Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina, gave the advice on Sunday in Kastina. He said such subsidy would help to stem rising cost of food in the […]

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Agriculture Farming Food Security

NASENI, Agric Ministry partner on Agro-Industrialisation, others

From Abdulfatah Babatunde Two Federal Government establishments are discussing a plan on how to improve agro allied-industries development for food security. These are the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security and the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI). They will deploy technical competencies and other resources to target climate change mitigations and solar […]

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Agriculture Food Security

FCT empowers 2,000 fish farmers with inputs

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Saturday in Abuja, distributed assorted fishery inputs to 2,000 individuals and fishery cooperative groups from the six Area Councils of the Territory. The Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, distributed the inputs that included fish tanks, feeds, smoking kilns, fishing nets, hooks and liners, cold storage facilities, fish drugs […]

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Agriculture Food Processing

Nigeria, powerhouse for Africa’s agro-industrilisation

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), on Wednesday, identified Nigeria as the powerhouse for agro-industrialisation across the African continent. Ms Katherine Meighan, Associate Vice-President and General Counsel for IFAD said this at the ongoing Strategic Partners and Investors Forum on the Launch of the Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) in Abuja. Meighan said that […]

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Agriculture Foreign News General

African ministers commit to developing roadmap to boost food security

By Agency Report Eight ministers from the Horn of African region have vowed to develop a comprehensive roadmap to help boost food security amid a looming famine in some countries, the regional bloc said on Tuesday.   “The failure of four consecutive rainfall seasons over the last three years has pushed communities in Arid and […]

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