Ukraine war: Food, energy price shocks could last for years—W/Bank

April 27, 2022 David Agba 0

World Bank Group has in its Commodity Markets Outlook report warned that the war in Ukraine has dealt a major shock to commodity markets, altering global patterns of trade, production, and consumption in ways that will keep prices at historically high levels through the end of 2024. The increase in energy prices over the past two years has been the Read More

Golden Morn supports young agripreneurs in promoting sustainable food systems

March 1, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Golden Morn, one of Nestlé Nigeria’s leading brands, is collaborating with the Enterprise Development Center of the Pan Atlantic University to help increase youth participation in the Agricultural sector. Through Golden Morn Agripreneurship Webinar Series, young agripreneurs with focus on grains, are exposed to relevant trainings on different aspects of the agricultural value chain and are provided with seedling and Read More

GAIN targets 250,000 farmers with safe, nutritious staple foods

November 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is set to improve the access of 250,000 farmers and their household to safe and nutrition strengthened staple foods such as cassava, maize, potato and rice to tackle malnutrition. Large population of people living in rural areas, most of whom are farmers, suffer malnutrition, diarrhea from unsafe food and vitamin A deficiency due to Read More

Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire showcase cuisines at food fest

November 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

One of Abuja’s leading travel and tourism agency, CMD Tours recently held its quarterly Food Tour, an international food sampling evening that seeks to create business opportunities for guests. Cuisines from Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire were showcased in the highly entertaining evening. Among the guests at the event were members of the diplomatic corps, Nigerian government functionaries and private sector Read More

Dry season farming programme’ll revolutionise agriculture – Nkposong

October 26, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The managing director of the Cross River Basin Development Authority (CRBD), Bassey Nkposong, has said that the launched dry season farming program was aimed at revolutionising agriculture, ensuring high yields and making weed control less tedious. Nkposong said this in Ogoja, northern Cross River, while flagging off the 2021 dry season farming calendar. He described the programme as an attempt Read More

Revealed! Those responsible for hike in food prices

October 26, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The multiple road blocks by men of the Nigeria Police, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) and local governments ‘touts’, among others have been fingered as responsible for the high prices of food stuff in the country. Respondents told Blueprint that, though the security situation in the northern part of the country has contributed its share Read More

Organic experts task Nigerians on eating healthy

October 24, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Several research have linked the high rate of diseases and sickness on the nature of food individuals consume, hence the call from some organic experts on the need for Nigerians to eat bitter, and simply to stay healthy. JOHN OBA reports. Food Several researches have shown that dietary habits influence disease risk. While some foods may trigger chronic health conditions, Read More