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FG to distribute over 38,000kg of improved cashew seeds to farmers

The federal government says it is supporting smallholder farmers through their various associations and cooperatives with 38,142KG of improved cashew seeds for distribution to 3,798 of cashew farmers across the country. The Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development, Muhammad Nanono, stated this on Thursday when

Global food prices rebound in June – FAO

In June, global food commodity prices rose for the first time since the beginning of the year driven primarily by a ‘rebound’ in vegetable oils, sugar and dairy quotations, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said. It, however, said in the cereal and meat markets, most

Food Prices Index falls for fourth consecutive month – FAO

Fell for the fourth consecutive month in May, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), of the United Nations, reported on Thursday. The report, published on the FAO webpage, shows details of the Food, Price Index, which tracks international prices of the most commonly-traded food commodities. It

How to address food security in Nigeria amidst COVID-19

Since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus a global pandemic on March 11, much of our news has been dominated by the economic and social impact of the disease. We have heard this thrown around a lot; that the coronavirus is the ‘great

Again, world food prices fell in April — FAO

World food commodity prices declined for the third month in a row in April due to significant fall in the demands for many commodities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this is according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation Food Price Index (FFPI) of the