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Governor Shettima: We accord priority to agriculture transformation to end insurgency

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno says his administration accords priority to agriculture transformation to fight poverty and end insurgency.

World food prices up 8.2% in 2017 – UN

Global food prices rose by 8.2 percent in 2017 compared to 2016, the UN’s food agency said on Friday.

Key achievements of President Buhari’s administration in 2017

Despite global economic challenges and initial outlook of slow, or unlikely, recovery, the Nigerian economy trumped predictions and witnessed some remarkable changes in 2017, which include exiting from the worst recession in decades and a gradual stabilization of the naira.

Presidency outlines 17 achievements in 2017

Mr. Femi Adesina, President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, has unveiled 17 achievements of the administration in 2017.

FAO, Agric ministry distribute farm machinery to farmers in Ebonyi

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) on Friday distributed farm machinery to nine groups in Ebonyi.

‘Super beans’ raise hopes in hunger-prone parts of Africa

Richard Opio dipped a dirt-stained hand into the pinkish beans, marveling at the dramatic changes they've made for his family. They used to harvest two sacks of normal beans; now they take in six.

Progress on balanced food goals ‘poor’ in Africa – FAO

Africa is making only faltering progress towards food and nutrition security, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned.

Dangote Foundation joins global leaders, pledges N100m to fight malnutrition in Nigeria

The recently concluded Global Nutrition Summit 2017, held in Milan, Italy, convened governments, international agencies, foundations, civil society organisations and businesses to accelerate the global response to malnutrition, an underlying cause of nearly half of all global child deaths.

Maiduguri farmers decry pest infestation of their farms

Some farmers in Maiduguri have expressed concern over the invasion of their farms by a parasite called millet stem-borer (Coniesta-gnefusalis).


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