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Nearly 5,000 farmers benefit from IFAD agric support in Jigawa

Jigawa State Co-ordinatig Office of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has rendered agricultural support in different forms to over 4,988 community-based farmers between June 2015 and March 2019, the state Coordinator, Umar Danzomo, has disclosed.

Afe Babalola backs President Buhari on border closure

The founder, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), said on Sunday that the closure of Nigeria’s land borders in some parts was in the best security and economic interests of the country.

Border closure: Are Babalola urges Nigerians to endure pains in national interest

The Founder, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) has implored Nigerians to endure the economic hardship brought by the partial closure of land borders in the country’s interest.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB hosts experts on food transformation

The African Development Bank (AfDB), has hosted a group of experts to discuss how technology can be deployed to transform food systems in West Africa.

IFAD donates 300 bags of fertilizer, seeds to flood victims

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has donated 300 bags of fertilizer and rice seed to 100 victims of 2018 flooding in Kwatalo village of Kafin Hausa Local Government Area of Jigawa.

IFAD trains 96,000 farmers on financial literacy

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has begun training of 96,000 farmers on financial literacy and inclusion to inculcate in the farmers the need for savings culture aimed at sustainability.

Southwest agric sector attracts N30 billion FDI

The agricultural sector of the Southwest has attracted N30 billion in foreign direct investments (FDI) in the last four years, it was gathered on Thursday. The investments were in fisheries and poultry.

Federal government, IFAD hail value chain implementation in Niger

The Federal Government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Friday commended the implementation of the Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) in Niger State.
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EU provides €45 million support for agri-businesses in Africa

The European Union (EU) has provided 45 million euros to support smallholder agri-businesses in rural area in Nigeria and other African countries.
Pope Francis celebrates from the balcony of St Peter's basilica during the traditional Urbi et Orbi Christmas message to the city and the world, on December 25, 2018 at St Peter's square in Vatican. ANGELO CARCONI - EPA

Pope Francis condemns global food inequality, says few have too much

Pope Francis on Thursday condemned unfair access to food around the world as “perverse”, saying it threatened disaster for humanity if not remedied.

Heineken Lokpobiri: Federal government has made many millionaires from agriculture

Heineken Lokpobiri, minister of state for agriculture, says with the support of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the federal government has made “many millionaires” from agriculture.

IFAD to pump $100 million into Nigeria’s agric sector

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Sen Heineken Lokpobiri, at the weekend, commended Nigerian farmers over wealth creation wealth and increased participation in pilgrimages under the Buhari-led administration.

Heineken Lokpobiri: Smugglers taking advantage of ECOWAS protocol to bring rice into Nigeria

Heineken Lokpobiri, minister of state for agriculture, says because of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) protocol, neighbouring countries are being used to smuggle rice into Nigeria.

IFAD-VCDP seeks tractor availability for benefiting Ebonyi youths

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-Assisted Value Chain Development Programme (VDCP) in Ebonyi has sought improved tractor availability for its benefiting youths in Ebonyi.

Women rice processors in Jigawa seek funding support

Women rice processors in Kafingana village, Birnin Kudu Local Government Area of Jigawa have solicited support from Sasakawa Global 2000 in the form of loan to boost their capacity.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

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.

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.

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