“When we saw that people don’t consider food safety especially from farm, we decided to encourage it by looking at food safety, standard and quality."
“Fish production is an important source of economic diversification and nutrition; it also provides profitable income streams for the individuals participating in our aquaculture programme.
The Zambia FAO’s country representative George Okech said the armyworm was a permanent habitant in the crop field .....
The FAO dairy price index jumped 5.6 percent from January’s value, driven by strong import demand for skim milk powder, whole milk powder and cheese.
“If young people have a productive livelihood in agriculture and can meet their daily needs, they are far less likely to become hypnotized by insurgent groups,”
FAO said limited export supplies from Europe, caused by strong internal demand, was the main driving force behind the increase.
“We have distributed seedlings such as okra, onion, amaranthus, tomato, carrot, cabbage and rice with fertilizers to 3,600 IDPs beneficiary farmers in Konduga LGA comprising 13 communities.
“If we don’t step up our actions in the Sahel we will not achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda and the Zero Hunger goal by 2030,”
World food prices declined in November to their lowest level in over two years, led down by much weaker vegetable oil, dairy and cereal prices.
“You are encouraged to raise awareness and understanding of the problem of malnutrition in Nigeria and resource allocation for food and nutrition security at all levels,”
“Over the years, FAO helps countries to prepare for animal disease emergencies by building their veterinary Service capacity on the GEMP practice.”
“In the three northeast states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, the number of people in need of food assistance has dropped from 2.6 to 1.7 million people over the past year,”
The FAO country representative explained that 5,700 households would benefit from the scheme in Borno; 1,100 in Adamawa and 1,300 in Yobe.
“In many high-income countries, this process has reached the point where agriculture in rural areas is economically viable only to the extent that immigrant labour is available.”
“In view of what we have been doing in the area of crop and livestock production to contribute to zero hunger, Nigeria should be free of hunger by 2030, but how do we control animal diseases and pests?”