Category Archives: Agriculture

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: The State of Food Insecurity in the World

“Food security is a complex condition. Its dimensions – availability, access, utilization and stability – are better understood when presented through a suite of indicators” – FAO Continue reading

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Corporate Nigeria – Nigeria’s Food Security – “..with objective of raising agricultural productivity by shifting from traditional subsistence farming to commercialised agriculture” – #Corporate Nigeria

The government set aside USD1.3 billion for the programme, with the short-term objective of raising agricultural productivity by shifting from traditional subsistence farming to commercialised agriculture. In the medium to long term, the government hopes to expand capacity in the … Continue reading

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Borno – China: “..we will create jobs, spread wealth & enhance food security.” Governor Shettima

  “Our goal is to be the centre point of agriculture not only in Nigeria but in sub-saharan Africa and we are working very hard to achieve this, I look forward to you fulfilling your own sides of the bargain” … Continue reading

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‎HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NIGERIAN LIVESTOCK RESOURCES REPORT – By David Bourn

The Federal Government of Nigeria has long recognised the need for a wide ranging and objective assessment of livestock populations and systems covering the whole country. The problem has been how this might best be achieved. In the past, official … Continue reading

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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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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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