Bayelsa residents paid highest prices for rice, garri in April – NBS
Prices of food items differ from state to state with Bayelsa recording the highest prices for rice, garri, fish (tilapia fish and iced sardine), maize and tomatoes.
Agriculture’s contribution to Nigeria’s economy in Q1 ‘highest in two years’ – NBS
The contribution by agriculture is higher than those recorded in the first quarters of 2019 and 2018 respectively.
Coronavirus: FAO seeks $350 million to fight hunger
The FAO said some 820 million people around the world are experiencing chronic hunger – not eating enough caloric energy, to live normal lives.
IITA develops cheaper, faster tool for identifying cassava pest -Report
IITA says innovation marks a major milestone in efforts to accurately characterise whiteflies, the vectors of major diseases that have wreaked havoc on Africa’s cassava crop over decades.
West Africa at risk of desert locusts’ invasion – FAO
The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization, QU Dongyu, warned that efforts to control desert locusts will take time.
Continuous shrinkage of forests threatens world’s biodiversity, UN warns
Over 420 million hectares of forest have been lost through conversions to other land uses since 1990.
Coronavirus: West African farmers count losses, fear for worse – Report
The farmers say the response to the pandemic has affected everybody because all activities have slowed down
Traders report tomato shortage as pest reappears in Kano
Tuta Absoluta, also known as Tomato Leafminer or Tomato Ebola, was first recorded in Nigeria in 2015 but has reappeared and ravaging farms across Nigeria
Inside AfDB ‘whistleblower’ allegations against Akinwumi Adesina
Mr Adesina denies wrongdoing and the Bank’s ethics committee sides with him.
Produce more, Nigeria has no money to import food, Buhari urges farmers
Even before the coronavirus pandemic, Nigeria has restricted food importation.
FG inaugurates committee to improve agric extension services
The committee will recommend an immediate actionable model of training of 75 ,000 extension workers in 2020.
How to address food security in Nigeria amidst COVID-19
On average, only 3 per cent of smallholder farmers have access to credit.
How we’re assisting Nigeria to avert food crisis — World Food Programme
Some 7.9 million people in Nigeria are in need of humanitarian assistance in 2020, but WFP warns that the coronavirus crisis could double that figure.
FEC approves $1.2 billion loan for agric mechanisation
“You have to understand that this country in terms of agricultural mechanization is at the lowest level,” he said.
Nigeria’s seed council certifies 81,000 metric tons for farming season
The official said the council will be working with others to implement “an array of actions to keep the sector breathing in the midst of the crisis”.
Wildlife habitat destruction, deforestation may worsen future pandemics — Scientists
The experts speak on the link between environmental degradation, deforestation and disease outbreaks.
Coronavirus: How Lagos smallholder farmers lost big during lockdown
At the peak of the lockdown, one poultry farmer operated at a loss of N87,400 a day.
Coronavirus: Nigeria’s poultry farmers cry out as lockdown hits sector hard
Poultry farmers say the lockdown and the decline in the purchasing power of Nigerians eroded sales of poultry products such as eggs and broilers.
Coronavirus: 43 million West Africans risk food insecurity -Report
The food shortages are coming with COVID-19 restrictions as a new factor adding to people’s vulnerability.
Lockdown: How countries can support smallholder farmers – FAO
The organisation shared its recommendations in a video published on its official Twitter handle Friday.
Coronavirus: Nigerian govt eases movement of agric products
Mr Nanono said the team will facilitate the unhindered movement of agricultural goods across the nation.
Nigerian fish farmers lament high cost of feed, seek government intervention
The fish farmers said high cost of a major input would drive up the prices of fish and affect the nutrition of Nigerians