Category Archives: Poverty

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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Livestock sector development for poverty reduction: an economic and policy perspective Livestock’s many virtues

  Abstract Livestock contribute to the livelihoods of an estimated 70 percent of the world’s rural poor. The increasing demand for animal protein in low- and middle-income countries provides an opportunity for the poor to improve their livelihoods. However, the … Continue reading

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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), with financial support provided by the United Kingdom Government’s Department for … 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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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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