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AfDB Unveils Plans for Food Security against Impacts of COVID-19

Maureen Okpe The African Development Bank (AfDB) has unveiled a strategic roadmap of projects and programmes to assist African countries in tackling the nutrition and food security aspects of the COVID-19 crisis through a raft of immediate and longer-term measures, with a report released alongside recommending immediate, short- and medium-term

Nigeria Needs Food But There is No Money–FG

Nigeria's government has issued a clear message to the country's farmers to produce more food. The authorities say the country has run out of funds to import food for its people to eat, but workers say that years of chronic under-investment in the country's agricultural sector has meant that even before the

COVID-19: Nigeria in Danger of Food Insecurity, Farmers Warn

•Blame lockdown, police intimidation  Godsgift Onyedinefu Nigerian Farmers and stakeholders in the agro-sector, have warned that the country is in danger of food shortage as the COVID-19 pandemic hits hard on farmers and the agricultural sector, while stimulus and palliatives to cushion the effects from government remains grossly inadequate. This was contained

Conflict: Nearly 72m people face acute food insecurity in Nigeria, seven others–Report

•Says hunger used as weapon of war •Its 'a matter of life and death' in Nigeria •Calls for implementation of UNSCR 2417. Senator Iroegbu  The Action Against Hunger, the world's nonprofit hunger specialist has warned that nearly 72 million people in Nigeria and seven other seven other conflict-ridden countries face acute food insecurity. To this end,

Elections: WANEP sensitizes stakeholders on Farmers Manifesto in Bauchi State

•Urges politicians to mainstream, promote agriculture Senator Iroegbu and Godsgift Onyedinefu Ahead of the 2019 General elections in Nigeria, the West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP) has urged relevant stakeholders in the socio-economic and political sphere of the country to mainstream agricultural sector as a means of addressing the

Food Security: Over 1.5 million Nigerian households affected by Armyworm–FAO

•Leads to $268m loss in four States  Senator Iroegbu  The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), has said that an estimated 1.5 million households would be  affected by the Fall Armyworm (FAW), a pest, across some states in Nigeria. FAO in its latest report on Wednesday,  lamented that the FAW

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