Monthly Archives: August 2013

Bukar Tijani: Weather information ‘vital to food security’ | The Nation

Weather information ‘vital to food security’ | The Nation. “The SRP is extremely relevant because they are scientific knowledge that are based on weather patterns and necessary for food security,” he said, adding that the prediction would help the Ministry … Continue reading

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Nigeria: Mapping Food Security Actions at Country Level, Nigerian Experience by Bukar Tijani Hon Minister of State

  ‎ http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/cfs/Docs1011/CFS37/presentations/CFS37_Mapping_Session_Tijani.pdf. His Conclusion: Implementation of MAfFS has provided an opportunity to better understand the four basic pillars of food security (Availability, Access, Utilisation and Stability). The Mapping exercise will serve as an advisory platform to enable policy makers to anchor current … Continue reading

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Scaling up quality agro-vet livestock services with SIDAI. ‘Livestock live talk’ at ILRI, 5 September 2013

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Livestock farmers in Africa struggle to access good quality inputs, effective knowledge and fair markets. Regulation of the livestock input sector is very weak in Kenya, allowing unqualified people to open shops selling veterinary pharmaceuticals; many…

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Guest blog post by Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Minister of Agriculture of Nigeria « Blog of Commissioner Andris Piebalgs

Guest blog post by Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Minister of Agriculture of Nigeria « Blog of Commissioner Andris Piebalgs. Let us make 2013 a watershed moment for food and nutrition security. Let us also acknowledge that complex, global issues require bold … Continue reading

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Nigeria’s Agriculture Minister Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, on National Programme for Food Security (NPFS) in Nigeria’s capital Abuja| Leadership Newspaper NG

National Programme For Food Security Still On Course – Minister | Leadership Newspaper NG. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development,  Dr Akinwunmi Adesina , say that the  National Programme on Food Security (NPFS) is still on course and has … Continue reading

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NIGERIA: NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY PROGRAMME, May 2008 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Agriculture employs about two-thirds of Nigeria’s total labour force, contributes about 40% of the Gross Domestic Products (GDP) and provides 88% of non-oil earnings. The agricultural GDP is contributed by Crops … Continue reading

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Implementing the Animal Health component of FAO – Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative (PPLPI)

FAO – Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative (PPLPI) – About the Project. The Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative (PPLPI) was launched in 2001 by the Animal Production and Health Division (AGA) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), … Continue reading

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