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NIRSAL: Cassava exploitation can accelerate Africa’s economic transformation

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) says exploiting the potential in cassava can accelerate Africa’s economic transformation.

FAO to assist 21, 000 Cameroonian refugees in Taraba, Benue, Cross River

The Food and Agriculture Organisation has promised to give adequate agricultural support to over 21,000 Cameroonian refugees in Taraba, Benue, Cross River.

UN agency releases drones to fight disease-carrying mosquitoes

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its partners have successfully tested releasing sterile mosquitos from drones as part of efforts to use a nuclear technique to suppress the vectors that spread Zika and other diseases.

100 trained on fuel-efficient stove production

One hundred people have been trained in the production of fuel-efficient stoves for the three centres created in Jere, Konduga and Maiduguri in Borno state.

Agencies: 3.8 million Nigerians may face acute food shortage

Global food agencies have warned against impending food shortage that could affect 3.8 million people in 16 northern states of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

FAO trains 4,700 veterinarians against deadly disease outbreak

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FOA) said it had trained no fewer than 4,700 veterinary health professionals to tackle disease outbreaks in animals.

FAO: 1.9bn adults overweight, 650m obese globally

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said almost 1.9 billion people are overweight and some 650 million people are obese, globally.

FAO begins forest inventory in collaboration with federal govt in 36 states, FCT

The Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, has commenced process to upscale forest inventory in collaboration with the Federal Government in the 36 States and Federal Capital Territory, FCT, to assess Carbon dioxide, CO2 emissions from deforestation.

UN: Seven million people in S/Sudan at risk of severe food insecurity

Three UN agencies on Monday warned that seven million people in South Sudan, almost two-thirds of the population, could become severely food insecure in the coming months without sustained humanitarian assistance and access.

UN warns of rising food insecurity across Africa

About 224 million people are suffering from malnutrition across Africa as climate change and conflicts heighten food insecurity across the continent, a top UN food agency official said Monday.

Boko Haram: Farmers commend federal govt’s agriculture support programme

Women farmers in Zabarmari community in Jere Local Government Area of Borno have commended the Federal Government’s Agriculture Support Programme for farmers displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency.

Rice prices down by 15% in Maiduguri

A check at Zabarmari and Gombori markets showed a decrease in the past three months following bumper harvest recorded by farmers this cropping season.

Boko Haram: EU earmarks N54 billion for Borno communities

The European Union has earmarked €123 million (about N54 billion) to provide basic services for communities destroyed or affected by Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State.

North Korea is least reported humanitarian crisis – Care

North Korea is home to the world's least reported humanitarian crisis, according to the Switzerland-based NGO Care International.

Presidency: What Buhari has achieved in three years

The Presidency has appealed to former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Ghali Na’Abba, to take a second look at Muhammadu Buhari administration’s achievements since its inception on May 29, 2015.

Take time to study records of President Buhari’s achievement before criticising – Presidency tells...

The Presidency has appealed to former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’Abba, to take a second look at Muhammadu Buhari administration’s achievements since its inception on May 29, 2015.

Federal govt, Ebonyi strike deal to promote agric production

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has concluded plans to enhance the agricultural production output of farmers in Ebonyi State through its Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprise (LIFE) programme.

Food prices crash in Maiduguri

A check by NAN at Gamboru and Customs Area markets in Maiduguri indicated that prices of rice had fallen in the past two months with the beginning of crop harvest by farmers.

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