Strengthening ADP for sustainable food security in Nigeria

August 5, 2022 Blueprint 0

Globally, food security has become an issue that raises concern especially in recent times with its attendant consequences in the form of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, inflation. Disturbing report Recently, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation and Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said about 19. 4 million people would face food insecurity across Nigeria between June and August, Read More

Global food import to hit record high of $1.8trn in 2022 – FAO

June 14, 2022 David Agba 0

The Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) says global food import bill is on course to hit a new record high of $1.8 trillion in 2022. The agency said this in its latest food outlook report released on Thursday. It projected that the world’s food import bill is on it’s way course to reach a new record Read More

Food production: Cooperative to assist farmers with loans

November 26, 2021 John Oba 0

The national president of Nigerian Farmers’ Cooperative Societies (NANFACOS), Mr. Nwogwugwu Uzoma, has promised to assist farmers in the country in accessing loans. Uzoma said the loan would be used to purchase agricultural inputs, seedlings, and other materials to boost food production. He gave the pledge on Friday at a press conference in Abuja to address the challenges of farmers Read More

Looming food crises: Provide social protection now – Rewane

October 4, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The federal government should ensure the availability of social protection services such as subsidies and relief options for farmers to enhance farmers’ resilience and reduce the impact of insecurity shocks on them. He said, conflict among groups across Nigeria has been on the rise as about 77, 000 people have been killed and 2.6 million displaced in the past five Read More

Santuscom secures over $1.2m facilities from CBN, BoI, NIRSAL for food production

September 29, 2021 John Oba 0

An agribusiness giant, Santuscom Agro Investment Company Limited, Tuesday, disclosed securing $1.2 million facilities from Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Bank of Industry, BoI, SunTrust Bank, and Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing system for Agricultural Lending, NIRSAL, to boost food production. This was made known in a statement signed by the Managing Director, Santuscom Agro Investment Company Limited, Chief Paul Ofana. Read More

Local production key to entrenching food security – Expert

September 16, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Managing Director, Gezawa Commodity Exchange Market, Ahaji Muhammad Rabiu El-Yakub, has described local food production as a veritable mechanism for the entrenchment of a formidable food security system across the nation. Speaking while receiving members of the Amana Farmers and Grains Suppliers Association at a meeting held at the premises of the multi-million market complex in Gezawa town of Read More

No money to buy food in Nigeria, Buhari’s Minister admits

August 23, 2021 John Oba 0

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono has has raised concern over the low purchasing power of Nigerians, saying unemployment is Nigeria’s biggest challenge not food insecurity as Nigeria’s food production has improved and gained international recognition. Nanono said the country may produce enough food to eat but people still sleep with hunger because they do not Read More

Pay attention to impending food crisis, Ortom urges FG

August 22, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

 Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Sunday called on the federal government to pay more attention to the impending food crisis rather than pursue a skewed agenda for herdsmen who are responsible for the growing insecurity in the council.    Ortom expressed worry that instead of work for the safety of farmers responsible for food production in the country the federal Read More