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UN, others chart way out of farmers, herders crisis

Federal government urged to promote global best practices of ranching so that pastoralists can rely on farmers for the supply of fodder to augment their animal feeds

FAO: World food prices drop to two-year low in November

World food prices declined in November 2018 to their lowest level in over two years, led down by much weaker vegetable oil, dairy and cereal prices, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.

FAO: 1.7 million people need food assistance in North East

The Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has said the number of people in need of food assistance in the troubled North-east Nigeria has reduced.

Farmers want federal government to ban maize importation

Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN) has called on the Federal Government to ban the importation of maize into the country to encourage local production.

FAO commissions solar-powered boreholes in three states

As part of efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has commissioned solar-powered boreholes in three arid states of Northern Nigeria, to boost access to water for domestic use and agricultural practice.

FAO: 75 million slaughtered cows waste yearly

No fewer than 75 million cows slaughtered for consumption end up wasting every year, a new report by the Food and Agriculture organisation (FAO) says.

Boko Haram: FAO distributes 11,000 fuel-efficient stoves to displaced families in Borno

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says it has distributed 11,000 fuel-efficient stoves to families displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in Borno.

World Food Day: Expert wants training of youths in mechanized farming

An agriculture expert, Mr Tunji Owoeye, on Monday, called for training of youths in mechanised farming to enhance food production.

World Food Day: Federal government committed to zero hunger – Heineken Lokpobiri

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians of its commitment to stamp out hunger by the year 2030 if the present tempo of agricultural activities are sustained in the country.

EU, FAO contribute $70 million to strengthen global partnership against hunger

The European Commission (EU) and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have contributed 70 million dollars to scale up efforts to boost resilience to food crises and strengthen global partnership against hunger.
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UN: 821 million people hungry globally in 2017

According to a report “The State of Food Insecurity and Nutrition in the World”, put together by UNICEF, the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Food Programme, the number of people suffering from hunger has increased during the past three years.

UN: 821 million people went hungry in 2017

The UN also said nearly 151 million under-fives – 22% of the global total – have their growth stunted by poor nutrition.

How beekeeping can grow economy

Agricultural scientists observe that apiculture — scientific rearing of honey bees — can contribute tremendous amount in value to the economy of any nation that harnesses the potential in the sector.

UN agencies launch major report on global food security, malnutrition

Five United Nations agencies are set to launch the new edition of “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World.
Signing of MOU between the German-African Business Association and the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines & Agriculture (NACCIMA)

Nigeria, Germany sign pacts on agriculture, commerce

The first agreement was signed between the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) and the German-Africa Business Association.

FAO to install 100 FFS in North East to boost agriculture

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has said that it is planning to install 100 Farmer Field School (FFS) community groups in 2018 in Nigeria’s North-east region to boost agricultural production.

FAO trains 51 agric workers to boost extension services in North East

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations says it has trained no fewer than 51 agricultural workers under its Farmer Field School (FFS) in the North East.

Fishermen of Lake Chad cursed by Boko Haram conflict

The fishermen of Lake Chad must sail in secret, forced to evade both Boko Haram jihadists and Nigeria's military in a desperate dance that has strangled livelihoods and caused scarcity of a once-staple food.

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